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Speech altered for 'hypocrisy'.

THE Brexit speech of Theresa May had to be changed after she was accused of "utter hypocrisy" over claims she was due to make about a previous referendum.

A draft said the PM would highlight the result of the 1997 Welsh devolution vote.

She was expected to say the result was "accepted by both sides" despite it being carried by a margin of just 0.6%. She was also due to say the "popular legitimacy" of the Cardiff assembly "has never been seriously questioned".

But Mrs May was among 144 MPs who voted for an amendment that would have blocked a Government of Wales Bill giving effect to the 1997 referendum.

Cardiff MP Jo Stevens said it exposed "yet more utter hypocrisy from the PM".

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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
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Date:Jan 15, 2019
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