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 British people will be less protected when we leave the Human Rights Convention and judicial oversight.
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.
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. Find out more about what I’m doing, and join the campaign for a vote on the final deal.
At a meeting of the European Scrutiny Committee in September 2018 Geraint Davies MP questioned Dominic Raab about government plans for a ‘no-deal’ scenario. The government’s technical notices have revealed that they will be stockpiling six weeks worth of medicines in preparation for a no-deal outcome; Mr Davies enquired how the government proposed to store medicines which require refrigeration, such as insulin, en masse. He asked for an end to the uncertainty felt by diabetics in his constituency; 421,300 people in the UK rely on insulin to manage life-threatening conditions.
Geraint Davies MP questioned the current Secretary for exiting the European Union, Dominic Raab at the last meeting of the European Scrutiny Committee. Mr Davies raised concerns about the status of labour and environmental standards once we leave the EU. The government’s proposed non-regression clause will maintain our current standards without the requirement to improve in line with the EU. In addition, it is unclear how ‘non-regression’ will be policed; the proposed environmental watchdog, for instance, lacks the powers to hold ministers to account.