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First Minister celebrates Wales’ ‘progressive values’ in St David’s Day address

01 Mar 2023 2 minute read
Mark Drakeford

First Minister Mark Drakeford has celebrated Wales’ “close knit communities” and progressive values in his annual St David’s Day address.

Describing St David’s Day as “an opportunity for us all to come together and celebrate Wales,” he also acknowledged the nation’s rich history and culture and the Welsh language.


The First Minister said: “At a time when things can feel worrying and uncertain, today is an opportunity for us all to come together and celebrate Wales.

“It’s an opportunity for us to show who we are and what we stand for. Wales is a country proud of its open and progressive values. A nation of close-knit communities with a strong sense of social justice and fairness.

“A Nation of Sanctuary that welcomes those who have been displaced by war and conflict and those seeking a safe place to live.

“A world leader when it comes to sustainability as we move towards a net zero Wales. A place where businesses, creators and innovators can thrive.

“We have a rich history, a vibrant and distinctive culture, and a unique language — Cymraeg.

We are a land of sport and song. But we’re so much more than that.

Today’s modern Wales is a country of innovation, inclusivity – and, most importantly of all, kindness.

Wherever you are celebrating St David’s Day – mwynhewch – enjoy!

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1 year ago

However, Yet not progressive enough to fight for The countries future, as it has none under the False union called United Kingdom’s

Brechdan Wncomunco
1 year ago
Reply to  Riki

Wales benefits from the United Kingdom. Don’t forget the greatest Welsh speaking city that existed was Lerpwl with over 100 Welsh chapels. Not surprising Jones Thomas an d Williams are in top ten English surnames.

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