It was an acknowledgment of where our economic interests lie – in Europe – but a failure to face up to the political consequences of that ineradicable fact.
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?
“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.