Your MP Writes for the Abergavenny Chronicle and Monmouthshire Beacon

In last week’s column I mentioned the disastrous news that Airbus will be cutting 1,700 UK jobs, many in north Wales. During a ministerial meeting with management, I was told this is due to a huge fall in demand for new aircraft; a situation which is expected to last several years. It will be of little comfort to those facing unemployment that Airbus in France and Germany are axing around 5,000 jobs each.