Protest Against St Athan at Penyberth

Jill Evans and Dafydd Iwan in Penyberth

Jill Evans and Dafydd Iwan in Penyberth

Jill Evans, Plaid Cymru MEP and Chair of CND Wales, spoke at a commemoration ceremony at Penyberth, Lleyn. She said, “We cannot remain silent today and we have the right and the responsibility to say we will not accept anything at any price, such as St Athan, for the sake of jobs alone. We have a right to question what sort of jobs would come for local people, since we need a sustainable economy here in Wales. Wales has a potential to be a force for peace in the world. We must decide in Wales what kind of Wales we want. St Athan military academy was a Westminster decision, not one made here.” Dafydd Iwan, President of Plaid Cymru joined Jill in criticising the St Athan proposals, “I want [Wales] to become a driving force for peace in the world, a task for which we have the skills and the potential. Instead the British government would make us the centre of training for war, putting that training in the hands of multinational arms companies. It is important that the facts are revealed. “

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