If You’re Looking For A Commonsense Brexit That Strikes A Balance Between Prosperity And Sovereignty The EEA is The Only Game In Town
In the House I called for an EEA based Brexit, a deal that builds on the architecture of the EEA for deal that can reunite Britain, satisfying both Leave and Remain voters. In the EEA-EFTA model, we have the answer to protecting market access, jobs and opportunities; to a friction-less border in Northern Ireland; and to the call to take back control on immigration, in our courts and in this place.
If we are looking for a common-sense Brexit that strikes a pragmatic balance between prosperity and sovereignty, the EEA is the only game in town. It will allow maximum access to the single market, with the ability to reform free movement, resolve the Northern Ireland issue, end the jurisdiction of the ECJ and, above all, reunite our deeply divided country.Read more
When the Prime Minister updated the House on the ultimatum given to Russia over the poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter, I spoke about my experience of the Russian state as head of the British Council through the Litvinenko crisis, and asked the Prime Minister if she agrees that the World Cup in Russia risks vindicating Putin and his regime.Read more
During questions to the Secretary of State for Wales, I explained the cost of steel tariffs for the Welsh steel industry and also to America itself, and asked him what the government has done to stop the Trump steel tariffs hurting the British steel industry.Read more
On 2nd March I visited RPC Tedeco-Gizeh based in Kenfig Industrial Estate. The factory produces plastic products for the drinks industry and employs around 100 people from the Neath Port Talbot and Bridgend areas.Read more
Prime Minister Found Wanting As Trump Steel Tariff Executive Order Is Milestone Moment For Future Of UK Steel Industry And Future Of Rules Based Global Economic System
Commenting on Trump's Executive Order confirming 25% tariffs on British steel imports to the USA, Stephen Kinnock, Member of Parliament for Aberavon, home of the Port Talbot steelworks said,
"President Trump's signing of an Executive Order imposing steel tariffs is a milestone moment for the future of the British steel industry, and for the future of the rules-based global economy. And once again, our government and Prime Minister have been found wanting.Read more
It was great to be in Cardiff for the WASPI rally on International Women’s Day, and also to be there with the Aberavon WASPI group! We’re demanding justice for women who worked hard, paid in their whole working lives, and who deserve to be treated with the respect that they have earned.Read more
I visited Andrew Scott at their head office in Margam. I spoke with their Managing Director, Mark Bowen who brought me up to speed with the current opportunities and challenges facing their business, the business is a large employer and turned over £40m in 2017.Read more
Stephen Kinnock MP is looking to employ a Researcher for his busy Westminster office.
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The Brexit Secretary, David Davis MP, appeared before the EU Scrutiny Committee. During my questions to him, he revealed that it may not be possible for the UK to participate, as the PM said we would, in various EU Agencies.
You can watch the exchange below.Read more
Aberavon MP Calls On New Prisons Minister To Scrap Plans For A Prison In Port Talbot With Immediate Effect
Aberavon MP, Stephen Kinnock, has called on the new Minister for Prisons to call time on the UK Government’s plans to build a prison in Port Talbot, describing the idea as a ‘non-starter’ and saying the plans should be ‘scrapped with immediate effect’. In their first clash in the House of Commons since Rory Stewart’s appointment, Mr Kinnock pressed the Minister to abandon the Ministry of Justice’s proposals, and encouraged him to visit Port Talbot to attend a public meeting and hear directly from concerned residents about their opposition to the proposals.Read more