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As the Prime Minister sets out her vision for Brexit,
Theresa May commits to acting in the interests of all parts
As powers of patronage had from Brussels back to Britain the right
browse our return to Westminster, and the red powers are passed to the
devolved administrations of Scotland, Wales and Northern
Ireland. -- right powers. Tonight we'll hear from our
exporters, from this steel processor How easy will it be to sell our
stuff outside the single market? Tonight assembly members back
the latest devolution of powers to Wales,but there's a warning that
whatever Brexit looks like more Once we used to build
council houses. Tonight why we might be
buying some of them back. All change at the top of Welsh
rugby, captain Sam Warburton passes And why has there been a dramatic
decline in the number of Europe's A Brexit that works for the whole
of the United Kingdom. In a major speech on how the UK
plans to leave the European Union, the Prime Minister said she'll be
working with the Welsh Government to ensure that, as powers
are repatriated from Brussels, the right powers are passed
to Westminster and to Cardiff. First Minister Carwyn Jones has
welcomed Mrs May's speech, but says he'll continue to make
the case for full access Here's our Political
Editor Nick Servini. The wheels are slowly turning on
what many consider to be a hard Brexit. And a hard Brexit is,
appropriately, what the Bath and most of the staff are after at this
plant in Newport. The European single market AMs to make trade
easier by allowing the free movement of goods, services and people. A
departure in order to control immigration could open the door to
trade tariffs. Despite that there is confidence here that new deals can
be done outside of the single market.
They still want to trade with us. We still want to trade with them. We
buy a lot of material from the EU and we export a lot to the EU. We've
got to work out a deal that's good for both sides, you know. Hopefully,
the EU will have a pragmatic view of it, and negotiate something that
works for both. It different industry different
view. It's not a hard, but a softer approach to Brexit which this
yoghurt maker in Anglesey once. The firm exports between 30 and 50% of
its goods to the EU. The owner feels businesses like his are better off
inside. The simplicity of being able to sell
products into Europe without being stopped at the borders. Checked over
and redoing all the paperwork. Theresa May says staying in the
single market would not mean leaving the EU at all. And she had this
message for the devolved administrations.
Part of that will mean working very carefully to ensure that as powers
are repatriated from Brussels back to Britain, the right powers are
returned to Westminster, and be right powers are passed to the
devolved administrations of Scotland, Wales and Northern
Ireland. Carwyn Jones says he'll continue to
push for a full and unfettered access to the single market, despite
the announcement. He called for the Assembly to have a say.
If we are going to get a deal that's going to last it has to be agreed as
widely as possible. Why would Whitewater decisions on agriculture
in Wales and Scotland but are the responsibility of Welsh and Scottish
governments? May be a solution can be found where consent is given by
the Assembly and the Scottish Parliament.
So how is the departure from the single market gone down in another
market, Pontypool? And nearly that, like the rest of Wales, voted to
leave? I'm hoping she'll do a good job. As
far as I'm concerned this country used to be Great Britain at one
time, now it's just a place for immigrants and all the rest of it
was coming over. We should be out of it, definitely.
Why not? We managed before we went in the common market. We should look
after our own. Our soldiers, they don't look after them.
On the streets, can't get the house. Disgusting. I suppose if she wanted
to come out of Europe altogether when she wants a clean break,
doesn't she? I think ordinary people, it's not the right thing.
Why is that? I think it will be going forward, for younger people,
it's going to be detrimental. They will lose out. Theresa May's
outlined is that people voted to leave, including places like this,
with their eyes wide open. They did so knowing full well that leaving
the single market would fall to of the deal. Now what she has to do,
and not just for those who will did leave, is to do that without trade
being affected. Businesses in particular wanted clarity, and after
seven months of speculation, and long periods of silence from
ministers, an early glimpse of what Brexit will look like.
More from Nick Servini in a moment, but first to Westminster
and our parliamentary correspondent, David Cornock.
Theresa May says that she wants to give the Welsh government fully
engaged in the process of Brexit. Let's find out what she means by
talking to Alun Cairns, the Secretary of State for Wales. We
heard her there and say that as far as powers were concerned she wanted
to ensure the right powers are transferred to Cardiff, which powers
would they be? I think we can see that the Prime
Minister has shown strong leadership today. She said that 12 objectives
of negotiations, of which Wales is a fundamental part. Wales can take
confidence from what she said about insuring powers that the right
place. She also said that the decision-making powers that the
Assembly has at the moment will not be removed in any way as a result of
axing the European Union. This is a good deal for the whole of the
United Kingdom, of which Wales is a fundamental part.
Are we talking about agriculture? Farmers want to know. These are the
sort of things I'm talking to the First Minister about at the joint
ministerial committee. These are things we are going to consider. The
leadership she has shown demonstrate the positive way in which the Prime
Minister wants to engage with Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the
regions of England. These are the power she wants to be
seen, the decisions taken in Cardiff Bay.
We want to focus on outcomes. We talk to be principal of the internal
market, it is vitally important that functions properly. On that basis
the details surrounding how that is going to work is part of the active
discussions I'm engaged in with the First Minister.
MPs will have a vote. The first was a want AM is to have a vote, will
this government respect the vote of Assembly members on Brexit?
It's not up to me to turn the Assembly or the Welsh government
what motions it'd have or how it should vote. I'm accountable, as is
adjusted for Wales, to Parliament. People can scrutinise me on what
size they are and that is rightly the way. This is a UK Government
decision. A UK Government decision as the Secretary of State.
So, there's concern tonight from some in the Assembly
that Brexit could lead to the National Assembly
It comes as Assembly Members are in the chamber debating the UK
government's Wales Bill which moves responsibility for several areas
from London to Cardiff for the first time.
It'll give welsh ministers power over energy, transport,
teacher's pay and some control of income tax.
But the leader of the Welsh Conservatives is already saying
devolution will eventually need another rethink as powers come back
Here's our political correspondent Daniel Davies.
20 years ago Tony Blair swept to power promising devolution. Since
then the extent of the Assembly's power has been argued over and
tinkered with repeatedly. Tonight the latest set of changes is
likely to be approved by AM 's, but before it's even become law talk has
changed to what's next. Some powers over energy, more power
over tax. For some the Wales Bill has a pick and mix real that left
them undernourished. It was a long, detailed and finally
balanced debate. We decided to look at the bill as a package. Yes, there
are some areas that are unsatisfactory and areas yet to be
addressed but need to be addressed in the future. But, on balance, we
took the decision to support the LCM this afternoon on that decision
although it hasn't been easy. The First Minister is eyeing further
powers including attacks on plane tickets, a passenger duty, devolving
it would allow the Welsh government to make flights from Cardiff cheaper
than those in England. The Welsh Tory leader would like that duty
devolved, but, for now, he thinks this bill strikes the right balance.
I am particularly pleased to say that income tax will be coming to
this institution. To make sure that we do have greater accountability in
the way the money has been spent in this institution and by the
Government. Mr Davis also said that Brexit means
devolution we live, eventually, need another rethink. And there was a nod
to that in the Prime Minister's big Brexit speech in London earlier.
Some Labour ATMs are backing this bill to protect powers they already
have like over agriculture, with EU negotiations due to start soon.
They've tried to go with the grain of public opinion on the Wales Bill,
but in doing that the UK Government has managed to annoy the devolution
sceptics and the enthusiasts. Plaid Cymru decided to oppose, saying this
bill takes power away from Cardiff Bay and holds it in Westminster.
We welcome those aspects of the bill which enable the future devolution
of income tax, control of our own elections and the provisions of
energy and fracking. But let there be no doubt. We, in Plaid Cymru,
wants to go much, much further than what is on offer here.
The only reason we are going to oppose this is because of provision
to remove the requirement of a referendum to trigger in come
tax-raising powers, which we think is in breach of faith with the Welsh
people. It's not the end of the road for the
Wales Bill, Parliament needs to sign off on it. And after that, few
expect this to be the end of the road for devolution.
Lets talk to our political editor Nick Servini.
Nick, there's been disagreement between Cardiff and Westminster
Are we likely to see a repeat now over Brexit.?
Judging by the track record I'd say almost inevitably. I think, power
and Jones have a problem, doesn't he, in terms of the big picture. He
campaigned to remain and since Brexit he has called for complete,
and headed access to the European single market. We will have to see
exactly how things pan out. It would appear, in his own words, that
things are heading in the wrong direction. Judging by the
announcement from Theresa May today. I suspect in future it will be a
case of him, and the Welsh government picking their battles. I
think, tonight, I sense of what those battles will be.
Farming, and regional aid. The primary functions of both of those,
currently rest of brussels, the big question is what will happen to
those powers after Brexit? Theresa May said today she is not looking to
strip benny powers away from the Assembly, Carwyn Jones read into
that that he would come and be Welsh government, would have made
responsibly for them. There is wriggle room there. Those
are the kinds of discussions that are going on at the moment. I
suspect that if they will be disagreement it will be surrounding
those two areas and the impact in Wales. Thank you.
Ali's in remission from her cervical cancer.
Tonight, why a change in screening could prevent cancer
And all change at the top, captain Sam Warburton passes
the captaincy to Alun Wyn Jones, was he pushed or did he quit?
Flintshire Council is thought to be the first in Wales
to consider buying back some of its former council houses.
It says the move will help the ease the housing shortage.
The 21st-century council house may surprise you.
This development of a dozen homes in Connah's Quay was completed last
year and Helen Williams' daughter and grandchildren
It was the emotional conclusion to 16 months on a waiting list,
which saw three generations of her family living
The day she got it we both cried. It's fantastic. She loves it. And
the children as well have their own little abode here. They roam bedroom
and things like that. Not having to share. It's wonderful for all three
of them. This is just one small part of the local authority's intention.
It could apply to around 50 former council houses if they come
All were bought under the right to buy scheme since 2005.
They have an average price of ?80,000.
We have nearly 2000 people are now housing list waiting, applications
for council housing. We know the pressures are particularly with
those people struggling to keep up with mortgages or, just simply can't
get on the housing ladder. The scale of the problem is huge. We are doing
our bit to help the crisis. We are doing our bit
to help the crisis. The charity Shelter Cymru has
welcomed the move but says much more needs to be done to provide homes
for some of the most With rents and the security of
tenure is any private rental sector we see a disproportionate amount of
our casework, that means that isn't always the best option for families
with young children. In terms of lack of security. We welcome any
moves to increase the amount of affordable housing available across
Wales. These are the first
new council houses to be built Rolling back the clock to a time
before people had the Right to Buy their council houses is one
small step towards helping more Cardiff Council's ruling Labour
group has agreed to support the City Region Deal,
which aims to boost economic growth The deal will see 10
councils come together, with ?1.2 billion of local,
Welsh and UK government Three men from Newport have appeared
in court charged with the murder Jan Jedrzejewski was found
unconscious last week. Around 150 women are diagnosed
with cervical cancer But planned changes to the screening
process here could save lives by detecting a woman's risk
of developing the In future, instead of studying
cervical cells for any changes, those cells will be screened
for the main cause of cervical Today Ali from Colwyn is all smiles.
Two years ago aged 37 she was told she had is a vital cancer.
There were two options, a full hysterectomy or, you know, leave it
and have the risk that the cancer could develop further.
-- cervical cancer. I had to have the full hysterectomy. Ali's cancer
was picked up during a routine test with cells studied through
microscope wrap the maladies. In future those cells will first be
screened for high-risk human papilloma virus.
Around 80% of all women and men will be affected with the HPV virus at
some point in their lives. For the majority of the infection will
simply get better on its own. There are hundreds of different types of
the virus, but around 13 risk HPV causes almost 100% of cervical
cancers. So the idea with the new screening is to identify the virus
before cell abnormalities develop. The new screening has already been
piloted in England, and in April a pilot reaching around 20% of women
will start in Wales. With a full roll-out expected by 2018 to 2019.
Cervical cancer, once is developed, is not easy to treat. To be able to
prevent it as screening does is a massive opportunity to make a
difference to people's lives. 12 and 13-year-old girls are now
offered the HPV vaccine, does that protect them from every type of HBV?
It protect them from most types, but not all. And that's why it's
important that even if someone has been vaccinated against HPV that
they still come and have a screening.
I got the all clear! I got the all clear!
She's got the all clear! Ali posted this video on social media five
minutes after being told she was in remission. A quarter of a million
women in Wales are invited for a smear test every year, but only
eight in ten book an appointment. So Ali has taken to blogging to spread
the word. You really must go for your smear test. That's what it's
there for. It will save your life. That report from Jennifer Jones. Big
clue that would did he jump or was he pushed?
It's been confirmed Wales has a new captain, Alun Wyn Jones taking
Interim Head Coach Rob Howley says he wants Warburton
to concentrate on his own game, and rediscover his mojo.
There are a few fresh faces in the 36 man squad
for the 6 Nations, with seven uncapped players included.
He's led his country for the last time, after six years in the job Rob
Howley has said Sam Robertson's place on the side is possibly under
more pressure than ever before, and once the flanker to focus on his own
form and fitness, and concentrate on securing a starting place. So was
Warburton pushed, or did he will English the captaincy. I spoke to
Sam and he agreed that it was the best decision, OK, that ultimately,
he needs to concentrate on his own game. His replacement is an
experienced player with more than 100 caps, Alun Wyn Jones has led his
country five times before, it emerged today that Warren Gatland,
on duty with the Lions, was involved in a decision. Jones's team-mate,
Keelan Giles, was not picked. He would be risked having injured his
hamstring at the weekend. So an opportunity for Ashton who would
from the Dragons, and Stefan Evans from the Scala to an included for
the first time. So too,, Thomas Young, coached by Dai Young at
wasps. His performances for the premiership side impossible to
ignore. He's playing in a side full of
confidence and self belief, scoring tries for fun.
Thomas is playing a huge part of that. The players will blather on
training pitches next Monday to start their preparation for the six
Nations. The campaign starts in Rome against Italy on February five. The
last time Howley was in charge during the six Nations championship
Wales won it. But recent performances have left some fans to
call for a more exciting, expansive style of rugby. That, Howley said,
is worth discussing, especially this year when teams will be rewarded
with bonus points for scoring tries. Welsh Cyclist Owain Doull
was forced to pull-out of the Tour Down Under for Team Sky
with a ruptured appendix. He's in hospital and said it's not
exactly how he pictured Geraint Thomas and Luke Rowe
finished in the bunch on Stage One, which was shortened
because of temperatures above 40 Wales will get just 3,300 tickets
for the World Cup qualifier against the Republic of Ireland
in Dublin in March. It had been expected Wales
would be allocated 10% of Two deals done at
Swansea City today. Midfielder Tom Carroll
from Tottenham has signed a 3 Swedish left back Martin Olsson,
joined from Norwich, Researchers are trying to work out
why there's been a dramatic decline in numbers of one of Europe's rarest
birds wintering in Wales. The RSPB estimates the population
of Greenland white-fronted geese at its Ynyshir reserve in Ceredigion
has fallen by 83% since 1990. Now a research project,
funded by Welsh Government, has seen the remaining birds
caught and tagged. Our environment correspondent
Steffan Messenger has the story. A rare glimpse of a Greenland
white-fronted goose. This species draws birdwatchers
in their droves to the RSPB's Ynyshir reserve near
Machynlleth each winter. It's the only spot in Wales
they return to year on year. This is one of the most great peace
in Europe, there are less than 20,000 left in Europe. We've lost
83%. We are down to about 20 geese now. I remember, if you go back 15
or 20 years they were over 150 here. To try and solve the mystery
of the disappearing geese, the charitym working with other
partners, has been catching them They allow researchers to monitor
their movements in real time. This is incredible data. We are
finding they cover a far bigger area than the estuary than we ever
thought. One of the birds suddenly shot off northwards to Dublin, right
the way across the Irish Sea. This came as a real surprise to us.
The project's funded by the Welsh Government.
It comes after they were heavily criticised by the RSPB back
in August for refusing to issue an outright ban against
the shooting of Greenland white-fronted geese in Wales.
At the time ministers said there was no evidence
the geese were being targeted here and they preferred to focus
If we can monitor them and help them survive our winter here, make sure
that they are not disturbed, they feed properly. And we can send them
back from Wales, back to Greenland, to breed. In a healthy state, that
gives us, or gives them, a better chance to survive the breeding
season and, hopefully, numbers over the years will increase in Wales.
So little is known about these elusive birds the hope is that this
project could help the species as a whole, while reversing too
the decline in numbers making their way to winter in Wales.
Derek was caught and tagged near the Ynyshir estate
The weather will raffle a fewer feathers. At the moment it's fairly
quiet and settled. High pressure doesn't always bring sunshine. It's
been very grey and misty. Mind you it hasn't
been glum everywhere. The cloud broken with a little
sunshine in Llandrinio. Tonight a few spots
of light rain and drizzle. Misty in places with
fog on higher ground. Otherwise dry and the cloud
will keep the frost away. Here's the picture
for 8 in the morning. A few spots of drizzle
otherwise dry. Feeling chilly with
a light or gentle breeze But a few places may brighten-up
with odd glimpse of sushine. Temperatures on the mild side
in the north and west. Tomorrow night it's
more of the same. Misty in places and chilly
with a low of 5C. On Thursday high pressure will be
over the UK with a weak front through the middle and that front
is the dividing line between mild air in the north
and colder air in the south. So on Thursday most
places dry and cloudy. Parts of the south and west
brighter with a little sun. High pressure over the UK on Friday
and into the weekend as well although it will slowly
drift away eastwards. So for Friday and the weekend,
the weather quiet and settled Misty in places but I wouldn't
rule out some sunshine. Turning a little colder as well
with a risk of frost and fog Turning more unsettled
and milder too with some The headlines again. Theresa May is
to pull Britain out of the single market when the UK leaves the
European Union. The Prime Minister said she wanted a stronger Britain
in charge of its own laws and in control of immigration, pursuing
free trade. She said the Welsh government would be fully engaged in
the process. Tonight's the headlines, in the last ten minutes
Assembly members have voted to approve the Wales Bill. Meaning some
new powers would be devolved to Cardiff Bay. 38 Assembly members
voted for the bill, 17 against. I'll have an update
for you after the BBC News at Ten. That's Wales Today, thank
you for watching, from all of us