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.Read More
I led two extensive delegations to meet government ministers and local company representatives from REHAU. It was a cross party delegation which included the university and also specialists on the regional economy. We met both the secretary of state for BEIS (Business Energy and Industrial Strategy) Greg Clark, secretary of state for Wales, Alun Cairns. Also present were ministers of state, MPs and officials to focus on the Anglesey and north Wales economy. On the agenda were the suspension of Wylfa Newydd and the possibility of enhancing projects identified in the north Wales growth deal and sector deals in the UK Governments industrial strategy. It was important to present a united approach from Anglesey with local and Assembly politicians and myself as the MP working with local, Welsh and UK governments. Greg Clark agreed to visit the Island and work with us to enhance the economy.Read More
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.Read More
‘Anglesey First ‘ Backstop and No Deal and Tolerence
At these difficult of times it is important to focus on local communities and their most important assets-local people. I started the week at the REHAU plant in Amlwch when the company explained its reason for its proposed closure. I was joined by representative of the local authority, Welsh government and the UK government and we all offered help and support to the Company and local workforce to retain operations on the Island.
Mi fyddaf yn pleidleisio yn erbyn Cytundeb Brexit yr Undeb Ewropeaidd yn y 'bleidlais ystyrlon' heddiw gan nad ydyw o fudd i fy etholwyr na'r Wlad – rwy’n diolch i'r cannoedd o bobl a gysylltodd â mi ar y mater - rhoddaf ddatganiad llawn dros y dyddiau nesaf. Diolch
I will be voting against the EU Brexit Deal in the 'meaningful vote' today as it is not the interest of my constituents or the Country-I thank the hundreds of people who contacted me on the matter-I will give a full statement in the coming days. Diolch
There will be no prizes for guessing what will be the main political subject of 2019. Of course, it’s Brexit. I have been clear on my position. I respected the result of the 2016 referendum because it was the right thing to do. I voted for Article 50 to seek a deal that safeguard’s jobs, security and the prosperity of our Island community, Wales and the UK. In the 2017 General Election I said I would fight for a sensible Brexit with access to both the Single Market and a Customs Union.Read More