June 22, 2017

The Queen’s Speech 2017

If we needed anything to confirm that Theresa May is in Government but not in power, this Queen’s Speech was it. A thin, measly script that wouldn’t be fit for one year of parliamentary business never mind the two it will cover. Labour voters can be proud that through their votes they have stripped the Tory manifesto to its bare …

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June 5, 2017

Animal Welfare Policy

Lots of people have written to me about animal welfare. The Tory government’s record on animal welfare issues is very poor, and I will stand up against cruelty and hunting in Parliament. I share the deep anger of very many people in Cardiff Central about the Tories’ stance on animal welfare. Whilst I was your MP, I did everything I …

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September 20, 2016

What The Fox?

I was appalled to learn this week that the Tories intend to push ahead with a vote to repeal the ban on fox hunting. Hunting with dogs was banned by Labour in 2005 in reaction to the strength of public feeling against the cruelty of wild animals being chased, often to the point of exhaustion, before being purposely set upon …

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