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Plaid Cymru demands equality for Wales from BBC

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Plaid Cymru Assembly Member and Chair of the Assembly’s Culture Welsh Language and Communications Committee, Bethan Jenkins, has demanded equality for Wales from the BBC following the Corporation’s decision to award a large increase in funding for BBC Scotland, including the creation of a new Scottish based TV channel.

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Plaid Cymru responds to TATA Steel ballot result

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Plaid Cymru Assembly Members Bethan Jenkins and Adam Price have responded to the result of the ballot undertaken by TATA Steel workers.

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Plaid Cymru MEP disappointed by CETA outcome

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Commenting on the European Parliament's vote to approve the controversial CETA free trade deal between the EU and Canada, Plaid MEP Jill Evans said:

“I am deeply disappointed by this outcome.

“This bad deal, negotiated largely in secret, will undermine workers' rights and environmental standards and could open the door to GMOs. It will allow multinational corporations to challenge democratic governments.

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Plaid to hold National Assembly debate on future of local banks

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The National Assembly for Wales will debate the future of local banking on Wednesday as Plaid Cymru tables an official motion for debate.

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Leanne Wood: Labour walking away from Communities First areas

Plaid Cymru Leader Leanne Wood has criticised the Labour Government for winding down its Communities First programme without providing a sufficient replacement scheme.

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Plaid Cymru MEP to vote against Canada trade agreement

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Plaid MEP Jill Evans will vote against the EU – Canada trade agreement, known as CETA, in the European Parliament this week.

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Leaked document shows key Welsh industries not a priority in Brexit negotiations

 

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Plaid Cymru has responded to reports of a leaked UK Government priority list for industries in the Brexit negotiations by claiming that it demonstrates ‘disregard’ for the future of the Welsh economy. The document lists steel as a low priority industry, despite it supporting tens of thousands of jobs in Wales, while banking is a high priority industry.

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Plaid Cymru responds to the vote on Article 50

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Plaid Cymru’s Brexit spokesperson, Jonathan Edwards, respondeds to the Article 50 Bill passing its third reading in the House of Commons.

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Tory Ministers ignore Welsh Farmers over Brexit

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Mid and West AM Simon Thomas has criticised UK Ministers for refusing to engage with the National Assembly about the future of agricultural and rural policies.

George Eustice, Minister of State for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food was supposed to give evidence to Assembly Members as part of their inquiry into the future of agricultural and rural policies following the decision to leave the European Union.

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MP urges Government to stop enlisting children

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Liz Saville Roberts MP will today lead a debate in Westminster Hall urging the UK Government to review the minimum age at which a person can be enlisted to the armed forces.

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