“It was utterly hypocritical of a Government in its first action to withdraw from the EU to undermine the Commons – the forum which represents the democratic voice of the people. Let’s not forget that many people voted to leave the EU because they wanted to re-assert British control. That control must be determined through Parliament.
“Brexit will be an extremely complicated and lengthy negotiation. It is essential that difficult questions are asked and answered on what will be the very best deal for the country. Brexit is going to impact on every man, woman and child in Wales from job opportunities to the price of food in our shops. The UK Government must be held to account for its actions.
“We know that Wales will be worse off as a result of Brexit. The UK Government must explain how they are going to make up the difference to those who lose out as a result of Brexit, and explain how the Welsh Government’s views will be taken into account during the negotiations.
“It is disappointing that that the Courts determined that the Sewel Convention (the agreement which determines the relationship between the UK Government and the devolved governments) is not as legally water tight as we had hoped. We should however expect the UK Government to honour the fact that Wales has responsibility of vast areas of policies which up until now have been determined in Brussels. These areas include agriculture and the environment. When the UK leaves the EU these responsibilities must come directly to Wales, and when these matters are discussed in the negotiation, Wales should legitimately be demanding a seat at the negotiating table”.