Price suggests Welsh independence referendum by 2030

Adam Price, the leader of Plaid Cymru, has said that there will be a referendum on Welsh independence by 2030.

Speaking ahead of Plaid's party conference in Swansea, Price said that ‘things are accelerating’ and that ‘the UK as we know it could cease to exist in a short few years’.

Discussing his ambition to lead a ‘decade of transformation’ if Plaid Cymru wins power at the next assembly election, Price is expected to unveil policies aimed at lifting 100,000 children out of poverty, free universal childcare for children aged one to three, and extra money for low-income families.

Other policies to be outlined at the conference include providing a job guarantee for young people aged 16 to 24 and offering free social care for all, echoing the same call by Labour earlier this year.

He will say: "A new determination is needed, not just to manage Wales' problems, but to fix them. We'll make Wales not just a great country to grow up in, but a decent place to grow old in. Our new cradle-to-grave promise to the Welsh people will see us finally deliver a seamless National Health and Care Service with social care free to all who need it."