Friday, 24 June 2016


As a committed European I feel disappointed that yesterday a majority of the electorate voted to leave the European Union.

The EU is the most interesting political and social experiment of our time. It is an icon of peace and prosperity in what had been historically a troubled continent.

David Cameron PM called the referendum so as to settle arguments within the Tory Party. Probably he never thought it could backfire like this.

In what was generally an unnecessary referendum, Wales has gone and shot itself in the foot by voting to leave.

The Welsh Government does not wish us to leave, and nor does the Westminster Government or a majority of MPs.

Northern Ireland and Scotland do not wish to leave. The consequences of trying to drag those two regions out of the EU could be fatal for the UK.

The aftermath of this result will take a lot of sorting out.