Nurtured by EU funds, Wales faces Brexit cash limbo

Wales has been hit hard by the decline in Britain's steel industry, but places like Neath Port Talbot, home to the already at-risk Port Talbot steel plant, still voted to leave the EUBritain’s Brexit vote has put Wales’s EU funding in doubt, dealing a potentially heavy financial blow to one of Britain’s poorest regions which relies on money from Brussels for farmers’ subsidies and urban regeneration. “Wales are in a bit of trouble, we get a lot of money from the EU,” said Anna Preece, shocked by the referendum vote to quit the European Union. Wales, like England, voted “Leave” in the June 23 referendum, in contrast to the United Kingdom’s other two constituent parts, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

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