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“People's” Vote campaign

Dear constituent,

Thank you for forwarding on an email from the so-called “People's” Vote campaign.

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We all know the story of the NHS don't we? Slightly over seven decades ago it was launched by the Health Minister of one political party (the good guys - hooray) in the face of furious opposition from members of another political party (the bad guys - boo).

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I am delighted the Assembly’s Public Accounts Committee has produced a damning report citing the “inexplicable decisions” of Welsh Government officials to pump over £9m into the failed Circuit of Wales project.

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I am getting a lot of emails and letters from people complaining about Brexit. Contrary to what the media might think or suggest, these are not complaints about the fact that Brexit is happening - far from it.

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The “Beast from the East” and Storm Emma will be a reminder of the importance of a cheap and reliable electricity supply. This is under threat as a result of fears about runaway global warming.

Conservative or Tory?

I had an email exchange today with a university student looking into and exploring the origins of words within the English language.

I was asked the following:

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The shrill commentators who forecast economic doom if we voted to leave the EU are starting to sound like religious zealots who stand on street corners with a prediction of Armageddon.

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A small number of people in public life (yes I am one) have been pointing out that despite all the hysteria surrounding climate change, the earth has not warmed since 1997. For our sins we have been called “sceptics”, “flat earthers”, “deniers” and worse.