There is a danger that the contest for the leadership of Welsh Labour this autumn will once again distract Wales’s governing party in the run-up to the “meaningful vote’ on whatever deal with EU emerges from the negotiations. One can but hope that Labour in Wales does not take its eye off the European ball.
The agreement on the UK’s withdrawal from the EU is cause for relief not celebration; the benefits set against the cost of leaving will be very small indeed.
“What on earth Mrs May believed when, apparently, she cast her vote for Remain last year in the EU referendum? Did she flip a coin?”
There needs to be a new urgency in the work of all the pro-EU forces, to fight any incipient fatalism in a country wearied by prolonged austerity.
One of the major factors influencing the Brexit vote, especially in Wales, was the level of immigration into the UK.