Wales' First Minister has called on the UK Government to urgently take a no deal Brexit off the table. Mark Drakeford says leaving the EU with no deal would be "catastrophic" for the country.
It comes as the Prime Minister said she intends to meet with theWelsh leader this week in order to hear from a "wider range of voices" in the Brexit debate.
The First Minister will today accuse the Prime Minister of failing to show flexibility to break the deadlock in Parliament and instead presenting a “tweaked” version of a deal which has already been completely rejected by MPs.
Mark Drakeford will warn that while the UK Government refuses to take 'no deal’ off the table, the UK faces an uncomfortably high-risk of a no deal Brexit by default.
Today the Welsh Government Ministers will make a series of emergency statements in plenary on the impact of a no deal outcome on Wales and the work that is underway to prepare for this.
Ministers will outline the risks of a no deal Brexit on health, the economy, transport and farming including:
- the risk of severe disruption to freight transport
- tariffs and non-tariff barriers on exports to the EU