Wales should be given a vote on its future if the planned Scottish referendum results in a yes vote for independence, Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood has said.

Ms Wood said that a Scottish independence vote could signal "the end of the UK as a state" and should be followed by an opportunity for the people of Wales to go to the ballot box to determine whether issues affecting the country should be decided in Wales.

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The Plaid Cymru leader said that "a national debate to explore all of the options" would be needed in Wales, pointing out that last year's EU referendum did not offer the option of remaining in the "England and Wales" entity, which would be created by Scottish withdrawal.

"The announcement from the Scottish Government today shows that any failure by the UK Government to recognise Scotland's interests could lead to the end of the UK as a state," said Ms Wood. "In that situation, Wales would need to decide its own future.

"A national debate to explore all of the options, including that of an independent Wales, must take place in Wales when that scenario becomes a realistic one.

"If the UK Government's Brexit negotiation also leads to the Welsh national interest being overlooked, support will grow for greater control of our own affairs in Wales.

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"Now is a good time for people in Wales to think about what is in our own national interests and how we can best unlock our country's potential in this new constitutional scenario."