Plaid respond to Gus O'Donell's 'future of the UK' interview


Commenting on Sir Gus O'Donell’s interview in the Telegraph today, in which he said that “there will be enormous challenges, such as whether to keep our kingdom united”, Plaid Cymru's Jonathan Edwards MP said;

“Sir Gus O’Donnell is of course right to recognise the need to seriously consider the future make-up of the UK.

“The Scottish independence referendum, and the growing calls here in Wales for more control over our own resources and affairs, will fundamentally realign the political structure of the British state in the coming years.

“Here in Wales, the Welsh Government needs to prepare for what happens following that referendum vote and proactively work to seek greater responsibility over our own affairs.

“Unfortunately they currently seem incapable of putting together a coherent response to the economic challenges we face let alone the consequences of the break of the state.

“With the Silk commission reporting on important aspects of Wales' future in the coming two years, Plaid Cymru will continue to promote the aspirations of the people of Wales, determined to make our nation better by taking greater control over our affairs.”