MP for Ogmore, Chris Elmore, has issued a stark warning to UK Government Ministers about their post-Brexit trade deals.
During International Trade questions, Mr Elmore spoke up on behalf of Welsh farmers and asked for their industry to be protected from any future global trade deals.
Citing the example of New Zealand lamb, Mr Elmore said that new trade deals with New Zealand must not come with a cost to the Welsh lamb industry.
Speaking after raising his question, Mr Elmore commented: “It’s all very well saying ‘we’ll get all these trade deals and everything will be fine’ but we have to think about the impact these new opportunities may have on our domestic industries. Welsh farmers can not and must not pay the price for the Tories’ warped vision of ‘Global Britain’.”
Alongside this, 90 per cent of Welsh Lamb exports currently go to countries within the European Union.
Mr Elmore added: “Brexit is a fine balancing act. We must not act with haste as this may end up with us damaging both Welsh import and export markets and this is simply not in the national interest. We are leaving the European Union, however Wales’ growth must not be hindered in the process.”