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Extensions, Division & Gridlock

We were told by the leaders of the Leave the EU Campaign that a deal to leave and a trade agreement would be quick and easy. Those leaders are now either senior Tory Government ministers or failed ex-ministers. They are presiding over the most chaotic UK Government in living memory. The stakes are high for our communities and for our country.

We were told by the leaders of the Leave the EU Campaign that a deal to leave and a trade agreement would be quick and easy. Those leaders are now either senior Tory Government ministers or failed ex-ministers. They are presiding over the most chaotic UK Government in living memory. The stakes are high for our communities and for our country.

The PM put the same deal before the House of Commons as she did in January when it was defeated by a large majority. This time it lost by 149 votes with the Tory party divided on the ERG lines and with no support from the DUP. She has not had the ability to unite Parliament or the country. The delay is her fault. She spent time in Court, on a General Election when she lost her majority, and she has carried on regardless. Putting her party first. It led to a vote to extend the March deadline because the country is not ready to leave. Our ports and businesses warn of chaos and high tariffs. For that reason, I voted against no deal and for the extension.

We must get Brexit right, not just for now but for the future.

The so-called Irish Backstop remains an issue. It does divide the UK and Welsh ports / communities will suffer. In line with my manifesto in 2017 I have called for a customs union / market for all the UK.

While the Government fails to lead, we are seeing the economy shrinking, jobs lost and a cut-back on foreign investment – it’s very serious.

On Brexit, I will do what I believe is right for my constituency and my country, putting my constituents before party politics. Communities remain divided and I thank everyone who contacts me on Brexit, of all opinions. It is down to judgement and this PM has miss-judged, she needs to change and unite Parliament and the country.

Back in the constituency, I was out and about in Gaerwen, Llangefni and Llanfachraeth on visits and community matters. The County coastal path provides a welcome respite at this fraught time.

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