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Support for Welsh independence reaches "historic high point"

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United Kingdom and Gibraltar European Union membership referendum

United Kingdom and Gibraltar European Union membership referendum

More than a third of the people of Wales would support the country's independence if, according to new figures, this would mean remaining in the EU.

The YouGov survey, commissioned by Plaid Cymru, found that 33% would break out of the UK – an increase to 41% if "do not know" is excluded – the highest level in the survey history.

The growing support for Welsh independence has led to a series of rallies recently held in Cardiff, Caernarfon and Merthyr Tydfil, where thousands of marches organized by All Under One Banner Cymru took part.

Adam Price, chairman of Plaid Cymru, said the new poll was a "historic climax" to the dreams of an independent Wales and accused people in Westminster of "ruining" the future of Wales.

Mr. Price said, "Westminster is in turmoil. Boris Johnson's reckless Tory government and Jeremy Corbyn's chaotic so-called opposition are ruining the future of Wales.

"It is no wonder that we are seeing an increase in support for New Wales – a nation that proudly takes its place as an equal partner on the international stage."

The poll, which polled 1,039 Welsh adults, found that 48% voted "no" when asked if Wales should be independent to stay in the EU.

And only 24% said they would support Welsh independence if a referendum were held tomorrow.

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