Wales being held back by Westminster say Plaid Cymru at election campaign launch
Only a vote for Plaid Cymru will make Westminster wake up and pay attention to Wales, leader Adam Price will say at the party’s General Election launch on Anglesey today.
Plaid Cymru will launch its general election campaign at an event in Menai Bidge, in the Ynys Môn contistuancy, under the slogan “Wales, it’s us.”
Wales was not mentioned once in Boris Johnson’s “botched” Brexit deal, and Wales’ parliament has been “overruled and ignored time after time,” leader Adam Price will say.
Tackling crime by introducing a Welsh justice system and devolving policing will also be among the key pledges.
Westminster leader Liz Saville Roberts MP and Ynys Môn candidate Aled ap Dafydd will also be present at the launch at the Victoria Hotel.
“Plaid Cymru’s ambition for Wales is without limit,” leader Adam Price will say at the launch.
“We know the potential of our country. We know what we can achieve. And Plaid Cymru will always demand more for Wales.
“But the truth is: Wales is being held back by Westminster. We’re at the bottom of every league table going. Our economy has been neglected for a century and more. And there are families in every part of this country who live in poverty generation after generation.
“It is now beyond doubt that it’s time for change. And the way to make change happen is to back ourselves – to back Wales and back Plaid Cymru.
“There is no other party with higher ambition for Wales. There is no other party who always, without fail, puts Wales first. There is no other party who believes, above all else, that it’s time for us to back ourselves and take our future into our own hands.
“Wales, it’s time. Wales, it’s now. Wales, it’s us.”
Adam Price will also set out Plaid Cymru’s key demands in the general election, which include:
- demanding a Final Say referendum on Brexit in which Plaid Cymru will campaign to Remain.
- a Welsh Green Jobs Revolution – investing in renewables, infrastructure, and digital, and creating tens of thousands of jobs;
- a new approach to care – delivering free social care through a new National Health and Care service, with thousands of new medical staff;
- lifting thousands of children out of poverty – universal free childcare and a new £35 a week payment for every child in low income families;
- taking action on housing – major investment in affordable homes and introducing rent relief for people who pay more than 30% of their income on rent; and
- combating crime – by creating a Welsh justice system, devolving policing, and creating a new £50 million crime prevention fund to recruit 1,600 new police officers.
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I’ve printed out my Wales 2030, 10 point plan from Adam Price and I think it’s great.
Though not a Plaid member, I would urge all Plaid supporters to print their copies
and discuss the details with other voters. It’s That important.
Yes Cymru! Progress within the European Union!
So wales is held back by its annual £15 billion subsidy?
Plaid wants to leave the UK throw away its £15 billion susidy to stay in the EU to keep its £250 million subsidy?
Pete. Wales does not receive a £15 billion annual subsidy.
Well politicians in the Assembly say it does, you claim to know better?
Which politicians are those ?
Carwyn and Drakeford have both stated that amount and it is commonly acknowledged
Do you claim to know better?
I assume that you are referring to the “shortfall” between tax revenue raised in Wales and expenditure incurred.
This fantasy is being constantly repeated by those who insist that Wales is poor and lives off England.
I refer you to earlier articles in Nation Cymru, the Western Mail and Click on Wales all of which analyse the evidence and – surprise, surprise – that this not the case.
Pete – open your eyes!
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Pete for every £1 spent on infrastructure in England Wales receives just £0.71 (latest GREW) Spend per head in London £2500 in Wales £100 Oh by the way DfT has just announced that the £58 million Chris Grayling promised to Wales to help with the up grades to both Cardiff and Swansea railway stations after cancelling rail electrification is not actually agreed … which means not coming nor is the other promised improvements to other Welsh rail infrastructure And to put that £58m into context. Reading Station which has a third less population than Cardiff cost £900 000 Wales has… Read more »
STOP PRESS latest welsh opinion poll Plaid Cymru support no change, Tories up, Liberals up set to regain Cardigan
Pete you really have got to stop lying and choosing selective quotes. Lib Dem’s are down 4% PLaid to take Ynys Mon don’t bet your coat on Ben Lake not being returned