Article 50 Statement

During the Government statement on Article 50 today, I asked David Davis MP a question:  Stephen Kinnock: Does the Secretary of State  agree that nobody is above the law, not even his own government? Continue reading

A parliamentary vote on Article 50—now that’s taking back control

Prospect At the heart of the Leave campaign was the argument that Brexit would enable the British people to “take back control,” primarily by restoring parliamentary sovereignty. Those three words resonated powerfully with the electorate, and had a decisive impact on the result. I campaigned passionately for “Remain,” but, first and foremost, I am a democrat and there is no doubt in my mind that the people’s will must be done—we must leave the EU. However, it has become equally clear since 23rd June that “take back control” apparently means very different things to different people, and yesterday’s court ruling has thrown those differences into sharp relief. Continue reading

Daily Politics - High Court Article 50 ruling

I appeared on BBC Daily Politics today to discuss the High Court decision that Parliament must invoke article 50, not the Government.  

EU Scrutiny Committee - Liam Fox

Today, I asked Liam Fox MP a question on the difficulties the UK could face when securing a trade deal with EU. A transcript is below along with a video of the question during the session. Continue reading

Brexit and EU funding for Wales

I secured a debate in Westminster Hall this morning on the effect of the UK leaving the EU on funding for Wales. My opening remarks are below along with a video of the debate. A full transcript of the proceedings can be found on Hansard here. Continue reading

‘We’ve got to have a plan for Brexit but right now it’s a shambles’

Politics Home- In the early hours of the morning of 24 June, just as it had become clear that Britain had clearly voted to leave the European Union, the first question in Stephen Kinnock’s mind was: “What is this going to mean for these vitally important funds that have been coming into my country and my constituency?” Continue reading

Six Tests The Government Must Pass

If everything goes according to Theresa May’s plan, Britain will leave the European Union in less than 30 months. The British people have voted and, after a summer of silence, the Prime Minister has finally set the timer for negotiations. But whilst it’s true that the countdown has begun, it is clear that neither the government or the country have any cogent idea of what May plans for their future. Her incantation ‘Brexit means Brexit’ must surely be the most vacuous phrase in modern political history. Continue reading

It is 'genuinely possible' that Brexit could take 10 years

Part three of my interview with Business Insider on Brexit: Continue reading

Theresa May is bulldozing parliamentary democracy

Brexit is becoming an exercise in bureaucratic manipulation. Read my article in Prospect Magazine. Continue reading