Labour’s defence of its plan for small boat crossings comes after criticism from the left and right

The government is poised to announce a £500m support package for Tata Steel to secure the future of the Port Talbot steelworks, in an agreement that could lead to as many as 3,000 job losses, Mark Sweney reports.

Yesterday Penny Mordaunt, the leader of the Commons, said the decision by the Labour government in Wales to impose a default 20mph speed limit on residential roads (coming into force from this Sunday) was “absolutely insane”.

Even if you add a minute to every journey, I say to people – and when I’m speaking to people, I think people understand this – it’s going to take you a minute longer to make your journey, and we will save 10 people’s lives in Wales every year as a result of that one minute contribution that you are making. It doesn’t seem a bad or unfair bargain.

Driving more slowly in built-up urban areas saves people’s lives.

I think the evidence is incontrovertible. It’s why we had this in the Labour party manifesto at our election in 2021 and this weekend we will deliver that promise.

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