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Leanne Wood: People are not there now on independence

Plaid Cymru has said it will "re-direct" £1bn of the Welsh Government's £15bn budget, through ending some schemes and finding savings elsewhere.

The party's assembly election manifesto pledges to find £200m of annual savings within 100 days of taking power.

The proceeds would largely fund policies such as cutting hospital waiting times and providing free social care for the elderly, Plaid Cymru said.

The manifesto states an independent Wales "remains our long-term aspiration as a party" but there are no plans to hold a referendum on the issue "in the near term".

Plaid leader Leanne Wood said that if her party wins power in May's election it will put "all effort" into building Wales' economy, so people see independence as a "realistic option".

  • 05 Apr 2016
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