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Young people quiz experts about Brexit at Young Wales question time event chaired by BBC, 05/11/2018 [W]

On the 24th of October, young people from across Wales asked a panel of experts about Brexit, at a Young Wales event in the Senedd.

The event was chaired by James Williams, BBC Cymru Wales correspondent on Brexit.

The panel members were Huw Irranca-Davies AM, Minister for Children, Older People and Social Care, Mari Arthur, Director of Sustain Wales, Meri Huws, the Welsh Language Commissioner, Dr Dave Williams, CAMHs Advisor to Welsh Government and Chair of Aneurin Bevan Local Health Board, and Ruth Coombs, Director of the Equality and Human Rights Commission Wales.

Questions covered a range of topics, from farming, to the Welsh language, to securing supplies of medicine, the relationship between Wales and the UK post Brexit, human rights, funding, and working abroad.

There were opportunities for the young people to have their say too, with the chair at times asking the audience what their thoughts were.

The event was widely enjoyed, with one member of the public noting how engaging it was. A few young people from different forums said that they hoped to arrange to meet to continue their discussions about Brexit.

Young Wales would like to, once again, say thank you to all the panellists, the chair, and the sponsor, Vikki Howells AM, but especially the young people who attended to ask their questions. Thank you too, to chair of the Young Wales young people’s project board, Samuel Taylor, who introduced the evening.

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