New Zealand has gone though something very similar to what Wales is faced with. Before the UK joined the Common Market (as it then was) in 1973, it was by far the biggest market for New Zealand’s agricultural exports, taking a similar proportion of New Zealand’s exports as the EU currently takes from Wales. As a Crown Dominion and member of the Commonwealth, New Zealand enjoyed privileged access to the UK market which was withdrawn overnight when the UK joined what is now the EU.
THE excruciating Brexit psycho-drama is likely to be resolved one way or the other over the next couple of days, with three different meaningful votes lined up at Westminster. After all the endless prevaricating over so many months, something’s now got to give with Theresa May’s proposed “deal” with the EU.
A story in the Daily Mail yesterday claims that Wales owes England 1.8 million sq ft of land (or less sensationally, 41 acres) as a result of a mapping error that places the Powys-Herefordshire border 39 feet to the west of where it ought to be.