Opinions

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The business rates revaluation which comes into force on 1 April 2017 is a complete disaster for high streets. Monmouthshire has taken a particularly bad hit.

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2017 will mark some notable historic anniversaries. We can all celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Second Reform Act which doubled the number of people who could vote and brought working class voters into the polling booths for the first time.

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Torfaen County Borough Council has launched a consultation in relation to post-16 education, which could spell the end of Croesyceiliog School’s sixth form – one of the best performing in the area.

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First Minister Carwyn Jones visited Downing Street on Monday. Apparently, he was in Westminster to tell Theresa May what terms he would accept for Britain’s departure from the Europe Union and to demand a vote on the final Brexit deal.

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BT has narrowly managed to avoid being legally separated from its Openreach division, which runs the UK’s broadband infrastructure. The telecoms giant is very lucky because the current level of service is dire to say the least.

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France and Germany are reeling after a series of terrorist atrocities. It can only be a matter of time before Britain is attacked. Two things have helped to fuel this.

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The brutal murder of Jo Cox MP has horrified us all. She was clearly a rising parliamentary star and will be terribly missed. It is hard to find words to convey the shock that everybody feels on hearing news like this.

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The EU referendum campaign is well underway and I think it’s going to be the most important vote that we will take in our lifetime. Britain’s membership costs £350m a week - money which could be better spent on schools and hospitals here in the UK.

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The tragic bombings in Brussels once again highlight the evil of Islamic extremism; a growing threat to the freedoms which we take for granted in Europe. Early last week, I met with campaigners in London who are concerned at the growth of jihadi Islamism and its effects on women.

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The loss of 750 jobs at the Tata Steel plant in Port Talbot was the subject of a short parliamentary inquiry by the Welsh Affairs Committee (which I chair) last week.