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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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Westminster breaks promise on EU funding as Plaid Cymru amendment defeated

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Plaid Cymru has accused Westminster politicians of breaking their promise as an amendment to secure continued levels of EU funding for Wales after the UK leaves the European Union is defeated in the House of Commons.

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The cost of Brexit beginning to hit Welsh pockets

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Steffan Lewis AM comments on British Chambers of Commerce survey

Steffan Lewis AM, Plaid Cymru Shadow Cabinet Secretary for External Affairs, today responded to the British Chambers of Commerce’s latest survey that finds that 68% of businesses expect the fall in the value of Sterling to increase their cost base in the coming year and that 54% of companies expect to have to increase the prices of their products and services over the next 12 months.

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MP to introduce Private Members Bill to protect rape victims

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Liz Saville Roberts to introduce Bill to limit cross-examination of rape victims

Plaid Cymru MP for Dwyfor Meirionnydd, Liz Saville Roberts will introduce a new Private Member’s Bill on Wednesday to prevent the cross-examination of rape victims about either their sexual history, previous behaviour or appearance.

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