Commenting on the UK Internal Market Bill, Darren Millar MS – the Shadow Brexit Minister – said:
“This is an important piece of legislation that will safeguard trade between Wales and other parts of the UK while maintaining standards, as well as employment and environmental protections.
“At the last election Boris Johnson pledged to get Brexit done and devolve more powers to Wales; this bill delivers on that promise.”
“Given that these powers were previously exercised in Brussels the argument that today’s move amounts to a power grab is utter claptrap as those who are expressing synthetic rage well know.”
Matt Smith is a Conservative who stood for Parliament and the National Assembly for Wales. He was a policy analyst at Vote Leave. He has written about Welsh politics for The Daily Telegraph, Conhome, BrexitCentral, CAPX, GlobalVisionUK, Institute of Welsh Affairs and Gwydir. You can read more about Welsh politics at www.mattsmith.org.uk/news.