April 10, 2017

Brexit Survey

Now that the Prime Minister has triggered Article 50, negotiations between the UK Conservative Government and the EU about the terms of the UK’s departure and any subsequent agreement about our future relationship with the EU have begun. I’m surveying Cardiff Central constituents to find out what you think the UK’s negotiating priorities should be. Are you clear about the …

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March 31, 2017

Labour’s 6 Tests for Brexit

I opposed the UK leaving the EU, and resigned as Shadow Secretary of State for Wales and from the Shadow Cabinet in order to vote against the triggering of Article 50.   The Government is now starting negotiations with no clear plan, contradictory statements and a threat to European partners about counter-terrorism and security co-operation, unless a satisfactory trade deal …

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January 31, 2017

Article 50 Debate: My Speech

This afternoon I spoke in the debate on the Government’s Article 50 bill, explaining why I will be voting against triggering Article 50 this week. You can read the text of my speech below, or¬†watch it back on Parliament TV here.   Thank you Madam Deputy Speaker I believe that the votes I cast on this Bill will be the …

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January 27, 2017

Vote to Trigger Article 50

I have today made the decision to resign from the Shadow Cabinet, in order to vote against the Labour Party’s three-line whip to support the Government’s bill to trigger Article 50. Below is my resignation letter to Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the Labour Party. If you would like to contact me about this, or any other issues, please¬†send me an …

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