As if the people of North Wales haven’t had enough to put up with being snowed in the past few days they have also had to put up with an invasion of Labour Party members all keen to be seen and heard at their Llandudno Conference.
With practised lines about swingeing cuts and protecting the people of Wales they collectively delivered the biggest load of b******t to have hit the North Wales coast in some considerable time. No need for us Southerners to feel too left out though, apparently the Westminster Shadow Cabinet are going to visit their colleagues down the Bay because, apparently, they think they have a lot to learn from them.
Quite what that is may be difficult for many of us to fathom. We have a failing education system, a Health service that does not meet the need of the people, and higher unemployment than anywhere else in the UK. So what do they hope to learn?
Apparently, according to Wales Online,
‘First Minister Carwyn Jones’ Labour government in Cardiff Bay has often won praise from Mr Miliband and party members across the UK for how it is protecting working families from swingeing cuts coming via Westminster’
So they would protect us from the raised tax threshold, the fuel duty freeze, the cut in duty on beer, etc. They don’t want to see businesses benefiting from the employers allowance which will mean small businesses will not have to pay National Insurance Contributions (NICs) under £2,000.
Ed Milliband spoke of how Labour are doing a great job protecting families in Wales. He spoke of what they are doing in relation to the Council Tax Benefit proposals – no mention of labour controlled Councils such as RCT putting up Council Tax for those hard working families by 3.95% and increasing charges for services by way over inflation, around 7 / 8%.
Some of the tweets from Welsh Labour, presumably unintentionally, showed how shallow the Labour ideas pool really is.
‘Ed: What they did to Remploy was disgraceful. We're going to need some sort of system to help people into work.’
Some sort of system? Any clues as to what?
‘Ed: we have to cap payday loans and work out a way to provide alternative lines of credit.’
Going to start on that any time soon are they?
Same old Labour, same old bull……