Nia Griffith

The Attlee legacy

Jamie Reed MP  |  31 October 2016

Labour’s stance on Trident is clear, again —Last month (October), new shadow defence secretary Nia Griffith recommitted Labour to maintaining its long-standing policy in favour of maintaining Trident, our national nuclear deterrent. With it, she restated Labour’s support for the building of the new Vanguard submarines upon which the deterrent will depend. In these grim times, …

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No time for complacency

Nia Griffith MP  |  11 May 2016

Last Thursday voters in Wales gave Labour a clear mandate to form another government in Cardiff Bay. We always knew this would be a tough election, but our strong local campaigns and our inclusive message meant that we kept all but one of our seats to remain by far the largest party in the assembly. …

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‘Beacon of red’

Ben Dilks  |  14 April 2016

Nia Griffith has Welsh Tories and Brexiters in her sights —Labour’s shadow secretary of state for Wales is a woman on a mission. Nia Griffith sees the result of next month’s Welsh assembly elections as crucial, not only to the people of Wales, but for the future of the Labour party nationally. ‘It is absolutely essential for …

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Christmas crackers

Sally Gimson  |  17 December 2014

It was the last prime minister’s questions of the year and there was no sign of festive cheer. David Cameron’s team had been using Christmas to think up cheap jibes. The best they could come up with is that it would be like ‘Silent Night’ for Labour members of parliament who would not be able …

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Trading barbs on Burns’ Night

Carina O'Reilly  |  25 January 2012

PMQs this afternoon was expected to be dominated by the economy. However, the strongest barbs sent towards David Cameron were instead on the NHS and at Cameron himself. This is unsurprising, given recent polling. As long as Cameron and his party are reassured that public opinion on the debt is resilient, there is little reason …

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Anonymising rape

Caroline Flint MP  |  13 July 2010

Nearly two months in and the coalition has its first serious rebellion on its hands. The government's drive for rape anonymity is meeting resistance from all quarters, as seen in the Commons last Thursday.

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