We must avoid 'disastrous' hard Brexit say AMs

Wales is particularly vulnerable to the consequences of a "hard Brexit", an Assembly report has warned. It points out that manufacturing and agriculture are much more important to the Welsh economy than to the UK as a whole.

AMs on the Assembly's external affairs committee say much depends on securing a new deal on trade with the EU after Brexit, with transitional arrangements to cover any period between leaving the European Union and establishing a new relationship with it.

The report also calls for the Welsh Government to have a direct role in developing the UK's negotiating position whenever it affects devolved matters.