Feeling Bregretful? UKIP’s Mark Reckless demands Single Market access for Wales

A bit late for that, isn't it?


It takes a special kind of hypocrisy to spend decades campaigning for Britain to leave the EU, then turn around and demand all the benefits of EU membership anyway.

But that’s what Mark Reckless (by name and nature) has done in a new Senedd committee report.

The UKIP Assembly Member is chair of the Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee, which today published a report on the future of land management in Wales.

In his foreword, Reckless writes:

“We are now calling on the UK Government to ensure Wales continues to have full access to the European Single Market. It is vital to the success of the agricultural industry; some sectors of Welsh food production would be seriously compromised if they had to trade under World Trade Organization rules.”

While we agree, we can’t help but think that Reckless should have considered the detrimental impact Brexit would have on the Welsh economy before campaigning for a Leave vote.

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