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Drakeford and Price ‘do not care about your job or your family’ just ‘ripping apart the UK’ claims Andrew RT Davies

29 Mar 2021 3 minutes Read
Andrew RT Davies picture by Senedd Cymru (CC BY 2.0).

Welsh Conservative leader Andrew RT Davies has claimed that the leaders of Welsh Labour and Plaid Cymru do not care about voters’ jobs or families, just “ripping up the UK”.

He was speaking at the Welsh Conservatives’ party conference today.

“Those two lecturers in Cardiff Bay, Messers Drakeford and Price, do not care about your job or your family, if it gives them the opportunity to play out ripping apart our United Kingdom,” he said.

He also accused the Welsh Government of imposing Covid-19 restrictions not just to stop the spread of the virus but because they wanted to “regulate and control” society.

“In short, Labour have enjoyed taking our freedoms away a little too much. They hang on to them a little too long,” he said.

“They’ve grown a little too fond of hearing themselves pass judgement on normal people, normal lives, and the public’s desire to return to some sort of normality.

“The First Minister and his cabinet see these lockdowns not as a pause to control a disease, but as the pushing of a reset button on society.

“It’s not about dealing with a threat, it’s about Labour seizing the opportunity to change lives and behaviours to suit their own socialist visions.

“Just because they don’t like foreign holidays, they don’t want people to have one either.  Just because they don’t like a pint, they want to keep our pubs and restaurants closed for as long as possible.

“Just because they don’t like cars, they don’t want people driving. And just because they don’t like freedoms, they prefer to take ours away.”

‘Distraction’

Andrew RT Davies went on to say that it was time to put an end to the “dangerous” Labour mindset.

“They always think government in Cardiff Bay knows best,” he said.

“As they’ve showed when they’ve spent their time fixated on whether they could stop you buying children’s clothes or a new kettle in a supermarket, rather than tackling the virus.

“And in that recent puff piece documentary for Labour, one Minister let the cat out of the bag.

“Talking about easing the regulations imposed on our daily lives, she said “I think if you give an inch they will take a mile.”

“In that one sentence she summed up Labour’s attitude: they just don’t trust you enough to keep yourselves and your families safe, or to keep to the rules.

“Labour’s health minister has accused those of us who want a roadmap out of this lockdown nightmare as being “voices from the fringes”.

“He should tell that to every grandparent in Wales who is wondering when they might be reunited with their grandkids.

“Or every gym, pub or restaurant owner who just wants that window of opportunity to get their lives and their businesses back on track.

“These people just want an indication of when, not a promise written in blood, a simple window of opportunity.

“They just want the most precious thing of all during the last unexpected year – hope.”

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