The Welsh Liberal Democrats have urged the Assembly to support a Brexit motion this afternoon calling on the UK Government to rule out a no deal Brexit and immediately begin preparations for a public vote.
The joint motion, supported by Labour, Plaid and Welsh Liberal Democrat Kirsty Williams, criticises the UK Government for failing to properly engage with the Devolved Institutions and calls on the government to immediately step up engagement with the Devolved Legislatures.
Welsh Liberal Democrat Leader Jane Dodds said:
As we move ever closer to a no deal Brexit and Theresa May foolishly attempts to renegotiate a deal the EU have already said cannot be renegotiated; it’s more important than ever our National Assembly sends a clear message to Westminster.
This cross-party motion on Brexit clearly states the Devolved Institutions must play a greater role in this process, that a no deal Brexit must be taken off the table and that the UK Government must immediately start to prepare for a People’s Vote. We urge Assembly Members to support this motion.
Kirsty Williams AM added:
Welsh Liberal Democrats have been fighting for over two years to give the people the final say on the deal with the option to remain in the EU.
The best way out of this mess is to go back to the people and give them a final say on Brexit with the option to stay in the EU. That is what the Welsh Liberal Democrats will continue to unequivocally fight for.