First Minister’s European Advisory Group a “last-minute scramble for ideas”
Responding to the First Minister’s announcement today that he is to establish a new European Advisory Group, the leader of the Welsh Conservatives Andrew RT Davies said:
“This last-minute scramble for ideas is really something the Welsh Government should have been planning for in the weeks leading up to the referendum.
“It is a shame that the First Minister is only now consulting the business community on this crucial matter, given that in the build up to the leave vote he met with a paltry nine business leaders, betraying his arrogance and complacency about the result.
“Any advisory group pertaining to our departure from the EU must involve all viewpoints to ensure the opinions of those who campaigned on either side of the referendum can be taken on board.
“There is now an invaluable opportunity to shape a new future for Wales outside the EU, and Welsh Conservatives stand ready to support the delivery of this exciting transition.”