Mark Drakeford told BBC Radio 4’s Today on 8 April 2021: “I’ve always believed that if a party won an election in Wales with a referendum on independence in its manifesto then it would’ve won the right to hold such a referendum.”
Meanwhile in Scotland:
From SNP Media today:
The SNP today challenges Scottish Labour leader Anas Sarwar to explain why he refuses to respect Scottish democracy while his Welsh counterpart supports his country’s democratic right to choose independence.
Welsh Labour leader and current First Minister Drakeford has said his party would support holding a referendum if pro-independence Plaid Cymru win a Welsh Parliament election. Plaid Cymru is committed to holding a referendum by 2026 if the party forms the next government in Cardiff Bay.
Mr Drakeford told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: “I’ve always believed that if a party won an election in Wales with a referendum on independence in its manifesto then it would’ve won the right to hold such a referendum.”
The SNP says Anas Sarwar’s disgraceful denial of democracy is increasingly out of touch with the views of even his own party as polling reveals a clear majority of 60% of UK Labour members support a referendum on Scottish independence in the next few years.
And the Scottish Trades Union Congress – the voice of half a million trade unionists – have also backed IndyRef2 after the controversial Internal Market bill power grab was passed in Westminster against Holyrood’s wishes, saying it “makes the case for a second independence referendum unanswerable.”
Labour have been in 3rd place since January. Sarwar is changing nothing.