AUOB Cymru draws inspiration from its namesake in Scotland, which in October 2018 took thousands to the streets of Edinburgh demanding a second referendum on independence.
Both groups are now considering to coordinate strategies in their common goal to get independence from the UK. “We think this is a major development,” AUOB Scotland spokesman Neil Mackay told The National, “which will really upset the British establishment. We’re mounting a pincer movement with our friends in Wales who are enthusiastic and committed to their cause.”
A December 2018 poll revealed 17% would vote for independence while 67% would vote against if a referendum were to be held. A 2016 post-Brexit survey found that 28% would support secession from the UK if Wales’s continued EU membership were to be guaranteed.
Pro-independence Plaid Cymru received 20% of the votes in the 2016 election to the Welsh National Assembly.