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Plaid Cymru ‘pleased’ Theresa May didn’t mention Wales in conference speech

03 Oct 2018 2 minute read
Theresa May. Picture: Jim Mattis (CC BY 2.0)

Plaid Cymru have said that they’re “pleased” Theresa May didn’t mention Wales in her conference speech – because she only mentions the country when she wants to cut something.

“In many ways, I am pleased the Prime Minister failed to mention Wales,” Plaid Cymru’s leader in Westminster, Liz Saville Roberts MP, said.

“Every time she does it is just to cut another infrastructure project, be it rail electrification or the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon.”

Theresa May used the speech to announce an “end to austerity,” a decade after the financial crisis hit the UK.

“The British people need to know that the end is in sight. And our message to them must be this: we get it,” she said.

“We are not just a party to clean up a mess, we are the party to steer a course to a better future.”

It was her dancing that attracted the most attention however, as she did the ‘Maybot’ while walking to the podium to the tune of Abba’s Dancing Queen.

“When the comedy dancing is the highlight, it isn’t a good sign,” Liz Saville Roberts said.

“Over the last few days we have seen the divisions in the Prime Minister’s own party means she may be in office, but she is not in control.

“With a Brexit catastrophe of her own making only a matter of months away, this speech only served to reinforce her delusion. Theresa May’s Brexit blueprint will cost people their jobs and wages – including hers. It will be rejected by the people, by Parliament and even her own party.

“A policy programme for England without a single mention of Wales, is what the Prime Minister offered our nation.

“The old ideas and broken promises of Theresa May’s Tories has no place in the vision of a new Wales Plaid Cymru is working to realise.”

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