New figures lay bare 'devastating' economic impact of hard Brexit


Plaid Cymru's Brexit spokesperson in Westminster, Hywel Williams MP has responded to new information from the UK Government's own Brexit impact assessments by saying that they lay bare the potentially 'devastating' impact of a hard Brexit on the Welsh economy.

The figures set out three scenarios - continued membership of the single market, a free trade agreement, and a 'no deal' Brexit - which illustrate that the Welsh economy's GDP would slump 9.5% in the event of a no deal.

Hywel Williams MP said:

"These sobering statistics lay bare the devastating impact a hard Brexit would have on our economy.

"Just as Plaid Cymru has argued all along, remaining in the single market would be the most favourable option if we are to defend Welsh jobs and industries.

"Yet again, Wales is set to be worse off than the UK as a whole as a result of disastrous decisions taken by the Tories and unopposed by Labour in Westminster.

"Members of all parties should be uniting in the national interest to present the resounding case for Wales to remain in the single market and customs union."

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  • Cadiann Jones
    commented 2018-02-08 17:01:34 +0000
    yn union – absolutely- mae brexitt yn hunanlladdiad economaidd a chymeithasol – brexit is economic and societal suicide .

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