Rejected petition Hold an independence referendum in 2021

So I want a stronger independent Wales; a bigger and a better place than ever before. But we as a nation want to be better than ever before. So I'm writing to call for an independece referendum in 2021. We will be stronger than ever before as an independent country. It's time we all become believers. Independence will happen if we can get enough of us to sign this petition and say yes to a bigger and better Wales than the current Wales. We will thrive better as an independent country.

Why was this petition rejected?

It’s about something that the Senedd or Welsh Government is not responsible for.

The Government of Wales Act 2006 establishes the extent of the Senedd’s power to make new laws and amend existing law (also known as legislative competence). Schedules 7A and 7B of the 2006 Act set out the issues which are ‘restricted’ or ‘reserved’ - i.e. areas where the UK Parliament, not the Senedd, can legislate.

The UK Government would have to grant the Welsh Government specific powers in order for such a referendum to take place.

As a result, it is not possible for the Senedd to take the action called for by your petition.

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You may wish to consider petitioning the UK Parliament regarding this matter instead:

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