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The Independent

Wales making ready for ‘threat’ of UK breaking apart, first minister says

The UK is closer to breaking up than at any time in 50 years, the primary minister of Wales says – as he revealed Cardiff is making preparations for it.

Mark Drakeford warned that solely the Labour get together is making the case for saving the Union, accusing “bully boy” Boris Johnson of including to its “fragility” by his actions in No 10.

Liz Truss has been accused of exhibiting related disrespect to Scotland and Wales, after vowing to “ignore” Nicola Sturgeon and branding Mr Drakeford a “low power Jeremy Corbyn”.

The primary minister stated: “I feel the chance the UK is not going to proceed is larger in the present day than at any time in my political lifetime. I definitely don’t suppose it’s inevitable.”

Chatting with a political podcast, he argued Labour, which is pushing for additional devolution, is making “a proposal about the UK that folks would want to purchase into”.

However he warned: “We’re desperately wanting an articulation by some other get together of a optimistic case for a voluntary union.”

The Welsh authorities has arrange a constitutional fee, chaired by the previous Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, to look at how one can make the Union an ongoing success.

However, Mr Drakeford added: “It has a second query, which is that if the UK begins to not keep collectively, what are the choices for Wales?

“As a result of the concept Scotland leaves and every part else continues as if that hadn’t occurred is clearly not believable in any respect.

“We’ve by no means wanted to do severe excited about what the alternatives for Wales can be and the fee will assist us to try this, however we’re having to map out that territory with a seriousness that I feel simply displays the dangers that we presently face.”

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