FINALLY, nearly six months on from the Brexit referendum, we finally know where we’re going.

Er, sort of.

While Theresa May’s speech yesterday might have cleared up a number of lingering questions – no, we won’t remain members of the single market; yes, MPs and Peers will get a vote on the issue – in reality the future of the process is still up in the air.

While it’s certainly more of a hard Brexit than a soft one, it’s still pretty wobbly.

And noticeably absent from Mrs May’s 45-minute speech was a confirmation of when the dreaded/much-anticipated Article 50 will be triggered.

Although most were predicting this will happen in March, putting it to a vote means the process could well be delayed by a very, very, very long time.

This is just the opportunity the anti-Brexit lobby need to put the brakes on the process, and if they can get enough of them together when the plan goes before Parliament it wouldn’t be surprising to see it kicked into the long grass.

Whichever side of the debate you fall, this can only be bad news.

Whether or not you actually want to leave the EU, one thing we can all agree on is, if this is going to happen, we need to know how and when.

So yes, we might be a bit closer to knowing what will happen when we do leave the EU, when, or even if, that ever happens seems further away than ever.

l Last Friday the Argus featured on its front page the announcement of plans to slash tolls on the two Severn Crossings by more than half.

Unsurprisingly, the story got a lot of attention in the Welsh and UK-wide media.

But what hasn’t been reported is the Thick of It-esque kerfuffle behind the scenes.

On Thursday the Department for Transport issued a press release on the plans, marked with a clear embargo for 10.15am the following day.

This is common practice for these sorts of things and, for the most part, the Argus and the media in general is happy to respect the embargoes, although a middle-of-the-morning embargo is hardly ideal.

Except the department had also written to MPs and AMs on Thursday afternoon to tell them about the plans – without detailing any embargo.

Unsurprisingly, a number of them took to social media to say how happy they were with the idea, with at least one, who may or may not represent Newport East in Parliament, posting the entire letter to their Facebook page.

Flooded with calls from journalists saying “We’re going to run the story whether you give us the go-ahead or not”, the department eventually gave up and just removed the embargo altogether.

Great for your favourite local newspaper which could slap the story on the front page of Friday’s edition, but it rather took the shine off a planned event in which Welsh and transport secretaries Alun Cairns and Chris Grayling were to triumphantly announce the plans in the shadow of the M48 Severn Bridge.

They went ahead with the event anyway, but standing on the banks of the Severn Estuary on a very cold and windy Friday morning your fearless political hack surely wasn’t the only one wondering exactly why they were there.

If Malcolm Tucker was real – and I’m not convinced he isn’t – someone in the Department for Transport would have been given a very sweary dressing down on Thursday.

l Newport City Council ward member for Stow Hill Cllr Miqdad Al-Nuaimi has served the city for nearly three decades, including as mayor in 2006.

Although he lost his council seat in 2008, he was re-elected four years later and, while not everyone agrees with his views on the Israel-Palestine conflict, he is, I understand, a popular figure among the residents of his ward.

So it must be a bit of a kick in the teeth to see his surname spelled incorrectly on his own profile on the Newport City Council website, which is intended for people who want to get in touch with him to find their contact details and other useful information.

Ironically, the gaffe was spotted by yours truly last Thursday evening while checking to make sure I was spelling his name correctly.

I posted a screenshot of the mistake on Twitter, which was promptly picked up by Cllr Al-Nuaimi himself, who asked the council to correct it.

But nearly a week later it still hasn’t been fixed.

So if you want to know what years of service to the city of Newport gets you, it’s right there in black and white.