Adam Price to speak at pro-EU rally

9 December 2018, 10:15 | Updated: 9 December 2018, 10:21

Plaid Cymru leader Adam Price

Plaid Cymru leader Adam Price will again for a people's vote when he addresses a rally in London later.

He's expected to say the pro-European campaign must be a movement for change and not just to 'remain'. 

In the run up to Tuesday's vote in Westminster on the Prime Minister's Brexit Agreement, the Plaid Cymru leader will say that there is no majority for the Brexit options on offer. 

He will describe the Westminster Government's deal as "abseiling half-way down a ledge where we spend the next ten years in a sleeping bag tethered to the cliff face." 

Mr Price will also say that the pro-European movement's position "cannot just be to Remain. Who wants to remain in poverty, in austerity and injustice? We must be the movement for change." 

Adam Price is expected to say: 

"Mrs May wants us to abseil to a ledge half-way down where we spend the next ten years in a sleeping bag tethered to the cliff face.

"Others want to recreate Boris Johnson's famous zipwire moment but this time without the helmet, without the harness, even without the zipwire - just two plastic union jacks fluttering in our hands as we plummet to our destiny. 

"There's no majority for either of these. Not in the House of Commons, not in the Welsh or Scottish Parliaments, nor among the people.

"In 2016 the question was based on a fantasy of false promises and contradictory demands. In 2019 it will be a real choice. 

"But our position cannot just be to Remain. Who wants to remain in poverty, in austerity and injustice? This time we must be the movement for change. 

"A vote to re-main has to be a vote to re-form, re-new and re-generate. It cannot be simply a vote for the Europe that is, but for the Europe that can be. Social, democratic, decentralized and diverse. 

Theresa May has so far ruled out the idea of a people's vote, and has urged Conservative MP's to get behind her deal or risk the party losing to Labour at the next general election.

Dozens of her own backbenchers have already said they'll vote against the deal - which takes place in Parliament on Tuesday evening.