RECENT Brexit developments has gained a cautious response from union representatives.

Farmers’ Union of Wales leaders recently unanimously repeated a call on the Government to create more time to deliver on Brexit by revoking Article 50.

Last week, the union repeated that message as they fear that control of the process is now totally outside the hands of the UK Government.

“This new extension (until October 31) is a short relief to farmers in Wales, who will now still be able to continue selling their produce unfettered into the EU during this period,” said FUW president Glyn Roberts.

“We are deeply concerned that the Government appears to have lost all control of the process and believe revocation of Article 50 is the only way that control and sensible planning timescales can be achieved.”

Mr Roberts added: “Crashing out of the EU is not an option worth considering and nor is an exit that is being planned in crisis mode, with far too many political positions being taken for party and personal gain.

“Our proposal may take another two years to deliver, but it would at least be a measured response, well planned and would also deliver the will of the referendum in due course.

“My real concern is that unless the politicians move forward constructively we may well find ourselves in the same position again at Halloween and facing another no-deal crash out of the EU.”

Speaking last week, NFU Cymru president John Davies said: “First of all, I must say I am very relieved that the UK will not be crashing out of the EU this Friday.

"Leaving the EU without a deal would be disastrous for the Welsh food and farming industry with tariff and non-tariff barriers applied immediately to our exports to the EU27.

“The European Council has granted the UK an Article 50 extension to October 31.

"There is no time to waste and I urge the UK Government and all politicians to make the best use of this additional flexibility by using this time wisely and constructively.

"If we are to leave the European Union, then this must be done in an orderly fashion, and we must now see real progress towards a solution which commands majority support in Parliament.

"What we cannot have is another few months of going around in circles, otherwise we will simply end up facing another ‘No deal’ Brexit cliff edge this autumn.”