April 30, 2018

Why Tory Promises to Windrush Children Aren’t Enough

Last week I wrote to the Prime Minister in a letter coordinated by my Labour colleague David Lammy MP demanding that the Prime Minister clarify enshrine the promises she has made to the people impacted by her policies in law. Given the Prime Minister’s record of broken promises and the cruelty and incompetence that has characterised Home Office policy and its implementation – her direct legacy as …

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April 24, 2018

Trussell Trust Annual Foodbank Data and the Impact of Universal Credit

The Trussell Trust have today launched their annual foodbank stats alongside a report into Foodbank’s experience of Universal Credit. In Cardiff, between April 2017 and March 2018, 11480 three day emergency food supplies were given to people facing crisis by the Trussell Trust Foodbank Network, 4423 of which were for children. Across the UK 1,332,952 three day emergency food supplies to …

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April 18, 2018

Mistreatment of the Windrush Generation

In the last week many constituents have got in touch to express their anger and shame at the treatment of the Windrush generation by the Government, so I thought I would share my response here.   Thank you for contacting me about the unacceptable and shameful situation that many members of the Windrush Generation have been placed in by the Government. I signed …

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April 14, 2018

Air Strikes in Syria

I woke up this morning to the overnight news that the UK had taken part in air strikes in Syria alongside the USA and France. I believe this action is illegal under international law. It has not been requested by the Syrian Government. There is no UN Security Resolution authorising it. It is not an act of self-defence. Those are …

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April 5, 2018

Tax-Free Childcare in Wales

The Tax-Free Childcare scheme provides help with the cost of childcare for working families. Parents of children aged under 12 and parents of disabled children aged under 17 can apply online through the UK government childcare service which can be accessed via the Childcare Choices website. If you’re a working parent with children under 12 (or under 17 for disabled children), …

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