Leanne Wood delivered an impassioned speech yesterday during the National Assembly debate on UK military intervention in Syria - and Welsh Labour leader Carwyn Jones' support for it. Here it is in full.
Richard (not his real name), has been a victim of stalking for more than six years. His stalker repeatedly brings baseless, vexatious claims against him in the civil court. Richard has to represent himself because of a lack of funds. Although his stalker is subject to a restraining order, he is allowed to cross-examine Richard in the civil courts and abuse him further.
This year, a range of communities placed their trust in Plaid Cymru at the ballot box. From north to south, and east to west, we have put down roots in parts of the country, giving us a platform on which to build a Wales of ambition and of justice. This week, we again demonstrate that we can hold the Labour Government to account, whilst negotiating for concrete gains to improve the nation.
Diolch, Madame Speaker, for affording me the opportunity to make my maiden speech this afternoon, and in particular the honourable members for Glasgow North East and Bedford, who both made excellent maiden speeches.
Indeed, they set an exacting standard with their speeches, they spoke from the heart, and I have no doubt that they will be a credit to their party, their constituencies and this House.