The Rt Hon David Jones MP


Speech: European Union (Future Relationship) Bill Second Reading Debate

The Bill that the House is considering this afternoon is crucial to the future of the United Kingdom and its relations with the European Union. It marks the end of a process that commenced just over five years ago when … read the full article

North Wales Weekly News

In normal years, I would be taking the opportunity of this article to wish all Weekly News readers a peaceful Christmas and a happy New Year. This year, however, circumstances are far from normal. COVID-19 has dominated our lives over … read the full article

North Wales Weekly News

At the time of writing, the negotiations on the future trade relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union are still proceeding, albeit with some hiccups. There is little time left, given that the UK will exit the transition period on 31 December and … read the full article

Daily Post article

I write this column on a monthly basis and, under normal circumstances, today’s should have appeared last Wednesday.    However, I requested that it be put back to this week because, I thought, the negotiations on the UK’s future relationship with the EU would … read the full article

North Wales Weekly News

It is just over nine months since the first national COVID-19 lockdown was imposed in the UK. The disease had spread with alarming speed across the globe since first identified in December, 2019. 23rd March signalled the start of a … read the full article

North Wales Weekly News

Last Wednesday, MPs were asked to approve regulations consigning the whole of England to a lockdown lasting from 5 November to 2 December, in an effort to control the COVID-19 virus. When considering whether to impose another lockdown, the starting … read the full article

COVID-19 Vote 

Members of Parliament are sent to Westminster to make difficult decisions. Since I arrived there, over 15 years ago, I have had to make many such decisions, but never a more difficult one than Wednesday’s.  MPs were called upon to approve regulations that would consign the whole … read the full article

Daily Post article

Last Friday, the Welsh Government (WG) imposed another COVID-19 lockdown across the whole of Wales. That, in itself, was dispiriting enough, coming at a particularly gloomy time of year when, according to the Office for National Statistics, life satisfaction levels … read the full article

Daily Post Article

The transition period (TP) following the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union will come to an end on 31st December, 2020 – just ten weeks away. The principal purpose of the TP was to allow sufficient time – eleven … read the full article

North Wales Weekly News

Sadly, it seems that Covid-19 (now surely hot favourite for the title of Oxford English Dictionary Word of the Year 2020) is making an unwelcome comeback.  After a summer when it appeared that the virus, if not entirely banished, was at least quiescent, the number of cases detected are now on an upward trajectory.    In response … read the full article