Chancellor: Austerity has failed, and Wales gets crumbs

Responding to the UK Chancellor’s Autumn Statement, Mabon ap Gwynfor of Plaid Cymru said: “The Chancellor’s statement today shows clearly that austerity has been one big lie. We were told that the pain that people have suffered over the last six years was to balance the books. Well, we’ve put up with the pain and…

Wrexham – low wage blackspot

Parts of Wrexham have double the UK level of low pay, according to new research published by the TUC today (Monday 23 February) as part of their Fair Pay Fortnight campaign. The research shows that around 1 in 5 jobs in the UK pay less than the Living Wage, currently £7.85 an hour. However the…

May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears

The Barrister from Kensington & Chelsea, who is also the Tory candidate for Clwyd South, sent the letter, below, to the Leader earlier this week, attacking me and Plaid Cymru and preaching about ‘living within our means’. I sent this reply today: Sir… The Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Clwyd South claims that the economy is growing and that…

Cysgod-y-Gaer – exemplar home and more

Cysgod-y-Gaer Care Home, Corwen, must remain open and in public ownership for the well-being of its residents and their families, according to Mabon ap gwynfor, Plaid Cymru Parliamentary Candidate for Clwyd South. Both Westminster and Cardiff governments have cut public finances, resulting in County Council’s funding being cut. Denbighshire County Council are looking at ways…

Wales: “highest rate of child poverty”

A Save The Children Child poverty report states that “Wales has the highest rate of child poverty of any nation in the UK”. It is estimated that there are 600,000 children living in Wales, with 1 in 3 living in poverty and 90,000, or 14%, in severe poverty. Save the Children estimate that we have…

Minister challenged to explain apprenticeship funding cuts

800 16-24 year olds in Clwyd South out of work Deputy Minister for Skills and Technology and Clwyd South AM Ken Skates has been accused of jeopardising the future of 800 young people in his own constituency following a £7m cut to the Government’s Apprenticeships and Young Recruits Programme. Mabon ap Gwynfor, Clwyd South Spokesperson…