Ogmore MP, Chris Elmore, has called on the Welsh Secretary, Alun Cairns MP, to provide much-needed certainty for the Welsh automotive sector by ruling out a “no deal” Brexit.
Speaking in Wales Questions, Chris Elmore said that the UK Government’s ongoing planning for “no deal” was providing “no certainty to anybody”.
In response, the Welsh Secretary stated that the best way to avoid “no deal” would be for MPs to back a deal on the UK’s exit from the EU. This answer was met with distain from MPs present.
Speaking after Wales Questions, Chris Elmore MP said:
“We know we’ve got a “nothing has changed” Prime Minister but it now appears we’ve got a “nothing has changed” Welsh Secretary singing from the same hymn sheet.
“After nearly three years of wrangling over Brexit, communities and businesses are crying out for certainty and ruling out a damaging “no deal” Brexit would be the first step towards providing this.”
Theresa May’s Brexit deal was rejected by the House of Commons earlier this month by an historic majority of 230 votes.
Following any changes, MPs are due to vote again on the deal on Tuesday, 29th January.