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PM accuses Labour of making Welsh public ‘guinea pigs for socialist agenda’

28 Apr 2023 3 minute read
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The Prime Minister has accused the Welsh Government of making its people “guinea pigs for Labour’s socialist agenda”, claiming the Conservatives will deliver for Wales.

Rishi Sunak said his party is focused on the priorities of the country and promised to meet his five key aims which are to halve inflation, grow the economy, reduce debt, cut waiting lists and stop the boats.

Mr Sunak was applauded by members as he addressed the Welsh Tory party conference in Newport on Friday afternoon.

He said: “The people of Wales don’t want to be guinea pigs for Labour’s socialist agenda.

“Rather, they want a government that will deliver on their priorities — and that is what we will do.

“My priorities are your priorities,” he added.

“They are to halve inflation, grow the economy, reduce debt, cut waiting lists and stop the boats.

“These are the people’s priorities right across the UK, whether you live in Newcastle or here in Newport.

“And people want government at every level working together to deliver on their priorities.”

Criticism

During the speech he highlighted the recent delivery of two new Freeports in Wales, which are expected to create up to 20,000 jobs and billions of pounds of investment.

He said Welsh communities had benefited from more than £1 billion in direct investment through programmes including the Shared Prosperity Fund, Levelling Up Fund and Community Renewal Fund.

He also noted that nearly half a million people in Wales will receive a £301 cost-of-living payment from the UK Government this week.

He criticised the Welsh Government on its record on the NHS, schools and roads and called on devolved nations to stop focusing on “constitutional abstractions” and to work together to tackle the immediate challenges that people face.

Mr Sunak said: “Keir Starmer calls Wales a Labour blueprint for the rest of the country – that’s a scary thought.”

He added: “Delivering for Wales is at the heart of my plans.

“Extracting investment, growing trade and most important creating jobs – that’s the type of future that we want to build, a future that is filled with opportunities, optimism, with confidence that all young people look forward to brighter and better times.

“The UK Government is standing behind the people of Wales and we have demonstrated the best place for Wales is at the heart of our precious United Kingdom.

“As your leader we will never forget we are a conservative and unionist party and working together … we’re going to deliver in each and every part of our precious UK.”


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Che Guevara's Fist
Che Guevara's Fist
9 months ago

“The people of Wales don’t want to be guinea pigs for Labour’s socialist agenda.”

We don’t want to be rats to a capitalist nightmare. Shove your anti socialist propaganda.

Gareth
Gareth
9 months ago

Yes you are correct, £37 Billion for test and race, hiring a ferry company for £millions that had no ships, £4 billion written off by Sunak when chancellor, close to £50 billion there gone ,wasted by London Tory’s and theres more, but that is nothing to the £ 175.5 million lost in Cardiff is it. Stick with the far right, and soon the voters will all be broke. Oh, and if 20 mph saves even one life, Im ok with that.

CJPh
CJPh
9 months ago

Work will make you a man, right? Mochyndra llwyr.

Che Guevara's Fist
Che Guevara's Fist
9 months ago
Reply to  CJPh

Work will set you free, right? Mochyn Saeson.

Last edited 9 months ago by Che Guevara's Fist
Elizabeth Perez-Powell
Elizabeth Perez-Powell
9 months ago

This man does not know any ordinary people in Wales so how can he know what we need. He should give back the money stolen from us for rail improvements, we are not part of HS2.

Cawr
Cawr
9 months ago

Thats your point is it? Scotland pays for it and they get HS2 going into Scotland. For Wales that’s not the case.

Alwyn Evans
Alwyn Evans
9 months ago

No they’re not. Scotland and Nirthern Ireland get a payback. Wales does NOT

Rob
Rob
9 months ago

So should England pay for a rail line from Carmarthen to Aberystwyth to be built?

GW Atkinson
GW Atkinson
9 months ago

As opposed to the far right excrement festering in england.

Mab Meirion
Mab Meirion
9 months ago

It can’t have been Rishi’s idea…delivering for Wales is at the heart of their standing behind a Wales they intend to encircle to protect their precious union.

Extracting investment !?…

What do they mean, all they’ve ever done is extract profit on their investment…

Our Land Is Their Land and the foreshore, out as far as one can throw an anchor…not even the ‘Welsh Atlantis’ is safe…

Now if a Lobster had once saved the life of a Prince they too could be protected like Swans…

Y Cymro
Y Cymro
9 months ago

Rishy Sunak says, and I quote:”The Conservatives will deliver for Wales”, lol. So funny. Since when has the Tories ever delivered for Wales other than demote and demean Wales as a country. You’ve not only stolen our natural resources but blighted our once beautiful valleys with dangerous coal slurry heaps. Drowned communities. Weaponized poverty and favoured division rather than unity. But a question. Where’s the M4 relief road you & Boris Johnson promised Rishy? You know. That lying crooked adulterer from from New York you stabbed in the back when in January 2019 you registered your “Ready For Rishy” PR… Read more »

Gareth
Gareth
9 months ago

Like his lickspittle ART Davies, he is not just showing his ignorance, but flaunting it. Ignorant of the fact his party has never had a majority in Cymru, because of their policies,ignorant of his Gov’s figures showing how we are underfunded, even Joel Barnett said the system disadvantage us, and ignorant of the negative impact on our economy HS2 will have, shown in his Gov stats, all the while he and his family grow their bank accounts, at our expense.

Gareth
Gareth
9 months ago
Reply to  Gareth

In a civilised society, as in most country’s people are funded for what they need, not because of the size of the population compared to England, as needs based funding, we are underfunded, on several levels. Can you tell me, why is Sunak under investigation by UK parliament watch dog ?

Alwyn Evans
Alwyn Evans
9 months ago

£I billion wasted on tinpot local councils’ vanilty projects in areas in Walesswhere they have some kind of Tory representation. No co-ordination, no coherence, just jumping for the jelly-beans

Steve A Duggan
Steve A Duggan
9 months ago

Ha! Ha! “The Conservatives will deliver for Wales” ! Honestly, have you heard such crap! If he is so intent on “delivering for Wales” – he can start by giving us the £5B we are due!!

George Thomas
George Thomas
9 months ago
Reply to  Steve A Duggan

Exactly!!

Andy Williams
9 months ago

“We are Conservative and Unionist Party” Really?

Che Guevara's Fist
Che Guevara's Fist
9 months ago
Reply to  Andy Williams

“Unionism” has always been a cover term for imperialism. But unionism simply sounds nicer and more acceptable to the gullible.

Brechdan Wncomunco
9 months ago

I think that but the Union was created by the Tudors because Henry 7th had promised equality for English and Welsh nobles. That’s why they supported him. The current Welsh flag is Henry’s. WHY?

Riki
Riki
9 months ago

Yeah, the original flag of the Britons nationhood was in fact the one Owain Glyndwr had flown. A Gold Dragon on a field of White that was based on the supposed flag of The Descendants of Caradog. It was despised by the Houses that descended from Cunedda. This internal Brythonic rivalry has been going on for almost two thousand years, and is still used to Divide us.

Mr Williams
Mr Williams
9 months ago

“Delivering for Wales ……”

How many times have we heard that line from Westminster politicians, when they want our votes?

And in power, we are soon relegated to the bottom of the list of priorities!

Charles Coombes
Charles Coombes
9 months ago

Well done! Look, watch and see how things should be done!

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