Commenting ahead of the Prime Minister triggering Article 50 later today, the leader of the Welsh Conservatives, Andrew RT Davies AM, said:

 

“Today is a historic day for Wales and the United Kingdom as the Prime Minister and Conservative Government delivers on the will of the people.

 

“As we move forward during the negotiation process we will ensure all voices are represented and this significant moment represents an opportunity for the country to come together and heal any divisions which appeared during the referendum.

 

“We have been steadfast in our determination to secure the right deal for communities across the country and to ensure we embrace the opportunities that lie ahead as one united nation.

 

“As a country we are stronger as one and as a party we believe Wales and the United Kingdom can prosper outside the European Union; a view which to date has sadly not been shared by other political parties.

 

“It is vital Labour’s First Minister now engages positively in this process – not simply shouting from the side-lines – something which he spectacularly failed to do so yesterday when stooping to new lows in a political desire to scaremonger communities across the country.

 

“For the nationalists such as Plaid Cymru – the question for them is one of relevance. They purport to be the Party of Wales but have been anything but since June 23rd and pushing an independence agenda which threatens our economy and the existence of our public services in Wales is simply not the answer.

 

“The momentous journey begins in earnest today; and the Prime Minister has our full support as she negotiates on behalf of the people of Wales. A negotiation which sets out to deliver a global nation that builds relationships with old friends and new allies around the globe.”   


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