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EvolvePolitics - Tom Rogers - An astonishing lie in Theresa May's Stoke Brexit speech has been uncovered BEFORE she's even delivered it

In the speech, set to be delivered at a factory in Stoke-on-Trent later today, Theresa May is expected to compare the 1997 Welsh devolution referendum to the vote for Brexit, by stating:

"On the rare occasions when Parliament puts a question to the British people directly we have always understood that their response carries a profound significance."

"When the people of Wales voted by a margin of 0.3%, on a turnout of just over 50%, to endorse the creation of the Welsh Assembly, that result was accepted by both sides and the popular legitimacy of that institution has never seriously been questioned."

However, as uncovered in several fantastically-researched Twitter threads, Theresa May's assertion that "both sides" accepted the result of the Welsh referendum is a complete and utter lie.

Indeed, following the 1997 vote, the Conservative Party completely opposed respecting the result of this referendum for more than 8 years - with the now Prime Minister Theresa May herself even voting against the bill in Parliament to respect the result and initiate the formation of the Welsh assembly.

And it seems they regarded the vote in favour of the Scottish assembly (67%) as tiddly widdly and easily ignored.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Mon Jan 14th, 2019 at 12:52:02 PM EST

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