Brexit taskforce calls welcomed by Welsh Conservative leader

Responding to calls by business leaders for a Brexit taskforce, Welsh Conservative leader – Andrew RT Davies – has called for the “next steps” to be taken in a spirit of conciliation.


Leader of the Welsh Conservatives, Andrew RT Davies, said:


“Today’s calls for a taskforce to deal with Brexit are sensible, but the First Minister needs to reach out to people from both sides of the referendum campaign.


“Brexit presents Wales with significant opportunities and poses questions that could be best answered by a diverse range of voices – not just a chorus of politicians who opposed leaving the EU.


“Brexit is happening, our relationship with the EU will change, and the next steps need to be taken together in a spirit of conciliation.


“Carwyn Jones has previously rejected cross-platform co-operation over Europe, and his attitude of hostility to those who campaigned for a Vote to Leave will be counter-productive in the long run.


“This isn’t a question of us and them, of leavers and remainers. It’s an opportunity to take Wales and the UK forward, and we all need to be pulling in the same direction to get the best possible deal.”


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