Cymru must prepare for 'likely' second independence referendum in Scotland, says Drakeford


First Minister Mark Drakeford (Image: Welsh Government)

The First Minister Mark Drakeford has said that Cymru should "do the thinking" on what choices it faces in the event of a "likely" second independence referendum in the coming years.


Speaking to the Morning Star, Drakeford said that Cymru should hold its own constitutional convention in order to "make sure we do the thinking on what choices there are on that future."


The First Minister said: “In this Senedd term there is likely to be a second referendum in Scotland. The fragility of the United Kingdom is very real and our convention is designed to make sure we do the thinking on what choices there are on that future.


“The membership and terms of reference will be announced in the next few weeks and will include a very strong strand of citizens’ voices in the work of the commission.”


Welsh Labour pledged in its 2021 Senedd election manifesto that it will work for a "new and successful United Kingdom, based on a far-reaching federalism."