"More than 60 Welsh MPs, AMs and other pro-EU campaign leaders have today published an open letter to First Minister Mark Drakeford, urging him to press the UK Government and the Labour leadership to back a new referendum.Mark Drakeford said he anticipates his government’s advice on the EU ‘would not have changed’
They say the “paralysis” and “chaos” at Westminster poses “a severe threat to the people, economy and communities of Wales” and a new referendum is “the only way out of the Parliamentary impasse”.
The open letter is backed by several Welsh Labour backbenchers at Westminster, including Owen Smith and Stephen Doughty, plus Plaid Cymru’s four MPs, 13 backbench AMs drawn from the Plaid and Labour groups, including the Plaid leader Adam Price, as well as the leaders of five local authorities in Wales.
It has also been supported by the leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats, Jane Dodds, the leader of the Wales Green Party, Anthony Slaughter, and the chairman of Wales for Europe, Geraint Talfan Davies, as well as representatives of 16 local “for Europe” groups that now cover every local authority area in Wales.
It also has the backing of the former Archbishop of Wales Barry Morgan and Hywel Ceri Jones, a former senior EU official and a member of the Welsh Government’s European Advisory Group.
The letter is designed to increase the pressure from Wales on both the UK Government and Labour’s UK leadership, following recent polls that show an overwhelming majority amongst Labour supporters and voters for a new referendum".