Today Geraint Davies Labour MP for Swansea West published his Bill to give People the Final Say on the EU Exit Package - a vote to accept the negotiated deal or to maintain the status quo and stay in the EU.
“People who voted to leave the EU did so in good faith for more money - £350 million a week for the NHS - Single Market access - to secure jobs and investment - and to ‘Take back control’.
“But now Theresa May’s ‘Bad Friday Agreement’ means every Welsh family must pay thousands towards the EU divorce bill, our Welsh export jobs - that’s 25,000 in Swansea Bay - are at risk from tariffs - and the European Court of Justice will protect the rights of EU citizens but not British people.
“People in Swansea are saying ‘that’s not what we voted for’ . Over half of voters now want a referendum on the Exit Deal as they realise they will face a massive bill, higher prices, lost rights and protections and an exodus of companies and jobs.
“My Bill pulls the controls from incompetent ministers agreeing shoddy deals behind closed doors and gives the people the Final Say on the Exit Package and the right to stay in the EU if the deal is rejected.
“Wales should not be forced to pay more money just to lose jobs and investment when they voted for the opposite. That’s why we must have the Final Say on the EU Exit Deal and my Bill creates that opportunity.
“If you thought the Bad Friday Agreement was Bad the worst is yet to come as the two year transition period is like Death Row as it enables an organised Exit for British companies and lost Welsh jobs.”
“The fact that Theresa May was summoned at 5.00 in the morning to be told she must pay €40 billion with no guarantees on trade shows we can’t rely on the Tories to deliver for Britain. It’s time to give the people back control and the opportunity step back from the precipice before it’s too late”