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Brexit: Economy even-keeling, minister says

A Welsh Government minister has said "the jury is out" on the "economic realities" of Brexit.

Skills Minister Julie James was explaining Welsh Labour's decision to halve the subsidy it was paying to firms to hire young unemployed people under its Jobs Growth Wales scheme.

Welsh Conservative economy spokesman Russell George claimed the move made "no sense" given the Welsh Government's warnings of the "grave danger" of the economic impact of leaving the European Union.

But, interviewed by Felicity Evans on BBC Radio Wales's Good Evening Wales programme on Monday, Ms James said the economy seemed to be "even-keeling at the moment".

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