The Welsh Parliament has voted in favour of holding a confirmatory vote on Brexit – with the option to remain on the ballot paper – becoming the first parliament in the United Kingdom to do so.
Plaid Cymru Assembly Member for Ynys Môn Rhun ap Iorwerth spoke at length in a debate his party tabled on the matter and expressed his pride that the Senedd voted in favour of the party’s motion to back a confirmatory vote.
I'm proud that the Senedd unequivocally voted in favour of holding a People’s Vote referendum – with remain on the ballot paper – following a debate led by @Plaid_Cymru, becoming the first parliament in the UK to do so.
— Rhun ap Iorwerth (@RhunapIorwerth) June 6, 2019
Mr ap Iorwerth said:
“I’m proud that the Senedd unequivocally voted in favour of holding a Peoples Vote Brexit referendum – with remain on the ballot paper – following a debate led by Plaid Cymru, becoming the first parliament in the UK to do so.
“After the shambolic events of the last three years our assessment remains clear that leaving the European Union—our assessment is—would be detrimental to Wales—bad for farming, bad for young people, for the NHS and for the economy.
“I’m proud to stand alongside others from across political parties here in the National Assembly who share that assessment. Not everyone will agree with that assessment, but the beauty of what we’re calling for today is that it’s not Plaid Cymru’s will that we wish to be followed, but the will of the people today.
“Let’s give the people, not us, the final say, and let the people give their assessment of what has unfolded since June 2016. Our future and the future of our children is at stake.”