11 Feb 2019
The First Ministers of Wales and Scotland have released a joint statement about preparations to leave the EU.
statement, they comment that 'all the evidence we have seen to
date suggests that the UK is simply not prepared for a 'no deal'
Brexit in less than two months' time. Our firm view is that such an
outcome to the Brexit negotiations would be a catastrophe which
would cause significant short-term disruption to the lives of
ordinary citizens as well as to businesses and long-term harm to
They go on to state that although a delay to allow time to
prepare for No Deal might reduce the risk of 'people in Scotland
and Wales being unable to access the medicines that they need or
the range of foods they want to buy', it would not prevent
substantial long-term economic damage.
They conclude by saying the Prime Minister must remove No Deal
from the table, legislate the remove 29 March as Exit Day, request
an extension to Article 50 and abandon her 'red lines' to help
increase the likelihood of a positive result in any future