We had another series of Brexit votes to break the Parliamentary deadlock and it led to another government defeat. The Prime Minister still tells us she is carrying on with her flawed deal. Frankly she is simply running down the Brexit clock and trying to tweak her flawed deal and put this and a possible no deal with the EU before Parliament. Playing chicken with this serious issue.
Both, I believe would be a disaster for our Island community and country. Indeed a no deal scenario would lead to business chaos. There is a need for Parliament to take control and I believe a consensus will emerge. The stakes are too high for us to carry on like this. The PM is a hostage to both her right wing ERG and the DUP and we need to break this deadlock with compromise and common sense that puts our communities first.
I chaired debated in Westminster Hall, made a guest appearance on the Welsh Affairs Committee to hold the government to account on the Hitachi’s suspension.
I met with the new Chief Constable in Parliament with fellow North Wales Labour MPs to discuss policing matters and concerns. It was a constructive meeting focussed on local issues that impact on the constituency.
I also took part in a debate on Santander closures. The recent closure in Llangefni is part of a massive 140 closures by the bank across the UK. It follows other closures. I support financial hubs in our communities and a People’s Bank using our post office network and retaining our crown offices. We own them and it is clear that private banks put shareholders first.
I chaired a round table discussion on cancer treatment with experts including charities on how we can improve cancer care across the UK. As a member of the All Party Parliamentary Group on cancer I want to see more joined up services locally and nationally.
In the constituency I met up with business, our AM on joint working and met the Bangor University intern vice chancellor and chair of the university council to discuss matters including investments and cuts.