Wales for Europe has joined with eight other anti-Brexit organisations to campaign for a ‘People’s Vote’ on the final Brexit deal. And the campaign has been backed by leading members of Labour, Plaid Cymru and Liberal Democrats in Wales.
In reaching out to Remainers, Boris Johnson has offered a gnarled and leafless olive branch. And, unsurprisingly, he has certainly not reached out to the ‘left behind’. We shall see whether another five ministerial speeches can do any better.
It is time to put the record straight for the British public and reject the false message that the EU provides the open door to unbridled free movement or that it prevents the UK from deciding its own migration policy and system.
In what conceivable way can this course of action be judged to be in the interests of the country as a whole, let alone in the interests of Wales, and especially its poorer parts?
When we look back in a year or more on the course of the Brexit drama will this last week be seen as the one when the tectonic plates began to move?