SUMMER holidays are over and guess what's on the menu in Westminster.

Surprise, surprise, it's Brexit.

And it looks like it's going to Brexit for breakfast, lunch and dinner for the foreseeable future.

Whatever your position on the issue, there's no getting away from the fact that the process of leaving the European Union is going to be mind-bogglingly complicated and will dominate the time of MPs and government officials for months and years to come.

And with that comes the risk that other issues could be neglected.

With attention focused on the excruciating process of repealing EU law and replacing it with UK legislation, you do have to wonder who's thinking about the economy or benefits.

I'm not suggesting the English NHS will fall apart at the seams while attention is focussed on Brexit, although I wouldn't bet against it, but there's no denying something has to give way to make space for the process.

And what if there's another disaster on the scale of Grenfell or a terrorist attack on British soil?

This is one of those times where we can be thankful issues like health and roads are devolved and hopefully won't go neglected as the Brexit process carries on.

That's not to say the Welsh Assembly will have nothing to do with Brexit, with AMs due to return to the Senedd next week I imagine we'll be hearing more than a little bit about the process, but with Whitehall leading the process the vast majority of the burden is on them.

I'm sure I'm not the first one to think of this and at least some measures will have been put in place in an effort to ensure the lights at least stay on in the other areas of Whitehall.

But, with the job of a minister or MP already pretty demanding, there's going to have to be some very late nights over in Westminster over the next couple of years to make sure the country even keeps its head above water.

  •  Remember about a month before June's snap election when all the polls were saying Labour was in for a disastrous result in Wales?

And remember how the party somehow made a spectacular turnaround and actually gained ground when voters went to the polls?

This trend has apparently continued with a poll released earlier this week by Cardiff University's Wales Governance Centre showing, if another election were held tomorrow, the party could pick up two more seats in both Westminster and the Senedd - which would push them above the 50 per cent needed for a majority.

In reality, it's questionable how much of this is down to an actual increase in Labour support and how much is down to opposition to Theresa May.

A few months on it's clear June's election wasn't so much a victory for Labour as it was a defeat for Theresa May, despite the fact she ultimately kept her seat in Number 10. And this trend seems to be continuing, in Wales at least.

  •  The issue of how much of taxpayer's money is spent on frivolities such as biscuits and stays in fancy hotels is far from a new one, and is always a good way of filling a few newspaper columns on a slow news day.

And sure enough last week the Welsh Conservatives dug up figures showing the Welsh Government had spent £1.8 million on credit cards in the 2016-2017 financial year, including, bizarrely, £3,204.32 on scarves.

Other purchases covered by the humble taxpayer included £3,204.32 for a hotel £1,876.65 for a limo in Chicago when Carwyn Jones visited last September on a trade mission and £1,652.50 at a swanky Penarth restaurant.

All this is interesting to see and certainly makes some good headlines, but what we don't know is how much we're shelling out on interest.

Anyone who's ever used a credit card knows how quickly the interest can stack up, and it's far too easy to find yourself paying way over the odds for the convenience of not having to fork over the cash right away.

It may be that the Welsh Government pays the bills immediately, avoiding having to shell out masses in interest payment, but there's no way the credit card companies didn't make at least a little on top.

And when the taxpayer is already shelling out for the first minister to have a nice trip in a limo, this is pretty far from welcome.