Welsh Labour conference continues in Llandudno

The First Minister is expected to continue Welsh Labour's political fightback against repeated criticism from UK Government figures at his party's conference in Llandudno today.

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Wales can't afford to leave EU says First Minister

With elections to the European Parliament just weeks away, Carwyn Jones is also expected to use his conference speech to emphasise what he says are the benefits to Wales from being part of the European Union.

Wales has always been proudly European. We have always seen the very real benefits of being a part of a wider European ideal – with shared values and principles.

Economically we cannot afford to leave and it’s time we had a proper debate about the very serious consequences that withdrawal would have on the very fabric of Welsh life.

– Carwyn Jones AM, Welsh Labour leader

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