FUW calls for urgent Brexit clarity following High Court ruling

The Farmers’ Union of Wales is calling for urgent clarity on Brexit following the High Court ruling that Parliament must vote on whether the UK can start the process of leaving the EU.

The decision by the High Court means that the government cannot trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty to begin formal exit negotiations with the EU on its own, which the Union says adds further to the confusion already surrounding Brexit planning.

FUW President Glyn Roberts said: “We need clarity! This decision has introduced more instability at a time when we can really do without it. The Brexit planning process has occupied us for many months now and we welcomed the Prime Minister’s recent announcement about a timeline for Article 50 initiation. To throw that timeline away now is not in the least bit helpful. And of course it may have huge implications, not just on the timing of Brexit but possibly on the terms of Brexit.”

The FUW is meeting with Secretary of State for Wales Alun Cairns next week and will be discussing the issue further.

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