‘Complacent’ Labour Ministers failed to discuss, or plan for, economic impacts of EU vote

 

Welsh Conservatives have uncovered further evidence which suggests the Welsh Government failed to undertake sufficient planning for a vote for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union.

 

 

 

Between 20 February 2016 – the date the poll was called - and 23 June 2016 – polling day itself; it has been revealed that the Welsh Government met with only a handful of businesses.

 

 

 

The First Minister met with only nine businesses during that time period, including Welsh Government-owned Cardiff Airport. He also met with the SME Chamber of India; though it is unclear whether matters pertaining to the economy should a vote to leave the EU occur were discussed at any of these meetings.

 

 

 

Welsh Conservatives have attacked the Welsh Labour Government’s failure to undertake sufficient dialogue with business groups, leaders, workers and others, with regards to what could happen to the nation’s economy in the aftermath of the poll.

 

 

 

The revelations follow comments from leading academics, and others, as to the concerning response of Labour Ministers to the vote.