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Jonathan Edwards - Herald Column

The End of Westminster Democracy and What Happens Next

Being a Member of Parliament can be a surreal experience. This week I travelled down to London on the train after my usual Monday morning school run only to be informed by the time I had crossed the border that the British Government was closing parliament for five weeks that very evening.

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Jonathan Edwards - Herald Column

What the Rebel Alliance should do next

Readers of my Herald Column by now will be acutely aware of my position on Brexit. Normal political tactics would be to assume a position of ambiguity in order to avoid offending electors and critically to be able to appear to be all things to all people. That's never been my style - in my acceptance speech following my first victory in 2010 I quoted Aneurin Bevan "We know what happens to people who stand in the middle of the road – they get run down."

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Tin Pot Dictatorship Britain

I write this column in my study at home following the quite extraordinary decision of the British Government to prorogue Westminster until the middle of October. Its decision is guided by a simple calculation. It knows it will lose votes in the House of Commons in early September as Members of Parliament do their jobs and protect the interests of their constituents against the reckless Brexit policy of the British Government – and therefore its answer is to suspend the House of Commons and the Lords to reduce the opportunity for Members of both Houses to undertake their duty.

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If you respect our industrial heartlands stop ripping off miners, Jonathan Edwards MP

Carmarthen East and Dinefwr MP supports review into unfair miner's pension settlement

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UK Shared Prosperity Fund

This week it was revealed that the British State is well on its way of achieving US style wealth, wage and health inequality.

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“Deliver post-Brexit funding, or give us the tools to do it ourselves”

Carmarthen East & Dinefwr MP Jonathan Edwards slates continued delays to details on Shared Prosperity Fund

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Plaid blasts Labour u-turn on job creation hub

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Plaid Cymru politicians have expressed both their anger and disappointment after the Labour Welsh Government announced it would not be proceeding with a job-creating 'strategic hub' in the Amman and Gwendraeth Valleys, despite Plaid Cymru securing a commitment last year.

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Jonathan Edwards - Herald Column

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It is difficult to spot a silver lining in Brexit's grim, grey cloud of constitutional self-harm. Plaid Cymru – The Party of Wales, though, are making the case that this low-point ought to mark the beginning of the end for 'managed decline' – which has been British Government policy since the deliberate de-industrialisation policies of the 1980s - in the majority of the UK's nations and regions.

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Local AM the most favoured Party Leader in Wales

Just six months after being elected Leader of Plaid Cymru, Carmarthenshire Assembly Member, Adam Price, has received the most positive rating of any party leader in a national poll commissioned by the BBC, polling more favourably than Prime Minister Theresa May and Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn.

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Herald Column - Jonathan Edwards

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One of the most sobering experiences I have had in politics is meeting former miners struggling to breathe as a result of their industrial injuries. Mineworkers and their families are extremely proud people, and considering their industries were sustained in a nationalised industry, we the general public owe them a deep debt of gratitude.

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