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Plaid leader calls for Wales to have a say in UK decisions

Leanne Wood has spoken at the Scottish National Party conference in Perth, after Nicola Sturgeon was confirmed as the new SNP leader.

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Give Wales say in all UK decisions says Plaid leader

Leanne Wood will tell the SNP conference that it should be up to Wales and Scotland what they share with the rest of the UK Credit: Plaid Cymru

Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood will call later today for a new devolution settlement that will leave Wales and Scotland to decide what's still controlled at a UK level. She will add that even then any decision should require the agreement of the Welsh and Scottish governments.

In a speech to the Scottish National Party conference in Perth, Leanne Wood will set out how she expects the new system to work, now that there is all party support for Wales moving to the same "reserved powers" model as Scotland, where everything is devolved unless it is explicitly reserved to Westminster.

It is the peoples of the nations of the UK who are sovereign, not Westminster. That reality must be reflected as the relationships between our countries are reconstructed in the coming months.

Reserved powers should mean shared powers and let me make clear that a Plaid Cymru government from 2016 will insist on major decisions at a UK level requiring consensus between the governments.

– Plaid Cymru Leader Leanne Wood AM

The Plaid Cymru leader will praise the grass roots movement which campaigned for independence in the Scottish referendum and claim that "power will be delivered to the people" despite the defeat in September.

She will add that although a new state wasn't born, a new democracy has been built in Scotland, that "no party, no government can disestablish".

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