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Jane Dodds to outline vision for a freer, fairer, greener, more liberal Wales

Welsh Liberal Democrats meet in Cardiff for their Spring Conference this weekend.

They’ll be discussing motions ranging from housing to mental health in schools, to citizenship lessons on the curriculum to clean air to the future of local government.

Leader Jane Dodds will be making her keynote speech.

She will  criticise the fear and division dominating UK politics, reiterate the need for the people to be given the final say on Brexit and highlight the necessity of urgently taking every action to combat climate change.

Here are some of the extracts:

On the state of politics

“Around the world we are seeing the rise of right-wing populism, intolerance and the politics of fear and division. From Trump in the US, to Bolsonaro in Brazil to Orban in Hungary, we live in dangerous times.”

On Brexit

“In the near 3 years since the referendum, we’ve seen a Conservative Prime Minister who has put her own party first at every stage – not our country. Her real masters have become the ERG and the DUP.

“In the Conservative Party, a party that took Britain into the Europe and into the single market, we’re seeing good, honest, pro-European MPs like Dominic Grieve and Nick Boles labelled as traitors and facing votes of no confidence.

“All while Jeremy Corbyn continues to ignore most of his members and voters by consistently failing to oppose what is clearly a Brexit that will hurt our economy, our future and frankly the most vulnerable in our society.

“It was Tim Farron that showed great courage after that referendum and first put forward the idea of a People’s Vote.

“It was Vince Cable that took this fight forward and put the Liberal Democrats at the heart of a movement of millions to give the people the final say on the deal.

“Conference, there is an alternative to right wing populism, to the politics of fear and to Brexit. It is the Liberal Democrats and liberals around the world.

“Now is OUR time to demand better and take a stand.

“We demand a People’s Vote and we will not waver in our stand.”

On Injustice

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