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"Not enough detail" - Carwyn Jones on May's Brexit speech

First Minister Carwyn Jones has reacted to Prime Minister Theresa May's speech on the UK's exit from the European Union.

First Minister Carwyn Jones Credit: ITV News

Mrs May was in Florence, Italy where she argued for a transition period,after EU withdrawal, before any new arrangement would be put in place.

Carwyn Jones welcomed this announcement but questioned the lack of detail.

“Today’s speech is a move in the right direction from the UK Government, but fifteen months on from the referendum there are still too many platitudes and not enough detail, and it begs the question what else could have been achieved in that period.

The Welsh Government set out a sensible approach to transition in January – which the Prime Minister seems to be finally moving towards. So, whilst we welcome the certainty such a deal would provide to businesses and workers in Wales, this merely underlines the need for the UK Government to listen better and act quicker in the months ahead. “We look forward to now having a meaningful role in shaping the UK’s new relationship with the EU.”

– First Minister Carwyn Jones


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