Welsh Government and Plaid Cymru Talks on Brexit

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Carwyn Jones and Leanne Wood today announced that they would be establishing a fourth liaison committee, to deal exclusively with the issue of Brexit.

This builds on committees already established to discuss finance, legislation and the constitution, and was agreed in a meeting between the First Minister and the Leader of the Opposition.

First Minister, Carwyn Jones said: "I am pleased that we’ve been able to agree to do some joint work on the issue of Brexit.

"Clearly the other liaison committees will be dealing with some of the detailed fallout, but it is important that the two main parties in Wales have a means to discuss the overarching themes of what faces us.

"The Welsh Government has already been closely engaged in the detail of Brexit negotiations with the UK Government and devolved administrations, and whilst much of that laborious work isn’t going to attract any headlines, it is important that others have an appreciation of where we are.

"We need to work jointly, where possible, to show that people’s priorities are being heard and acted upon."

Plaid Cymru Leader Leanne Wood said: "Any mature and responsible political party recognises its duty to work constructively with the government of the day while simultaneously holding it to account.

"That is why Plaid Cymru has agreed to establish a liaison committee with the government to deal exclusively with the aftermath of the vote to leave the European Union.

"This work will seek to ensure that the interests of our economy and communities are protected in this period of uncertainty. We are committed to making Wales a success story, regardless of the challenges we face."


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