Carwyn’s ‘Decade of Disappointment’

Labour’s claims to be halfway through a decade of delivery should “strike fear into the hearts of Welsh voters”, says Leader of the Welsh Conservatives – Andrew RT Davies.

The First Minister has been speaking ahead of Labour’s conference, and has claimed that his government has kept all the promises they made in 2011.


However, the First Minister’s claims don’t stack up and Carwyn Jones “would have been sacked years ago” if he worked for a private sector firm, according to the Welsh Conservative Leader.


Mr Davies says Carwyn Jones’ “shoddy workmanship” calls into mind O’Reilly the builder of Fawlty Towers fame, and says that voters have an opportunity to kick the O’Reilly’s out in May – ending Labour’s reign.


A ‘decade of disappointment’ –


Carwyn Jones says that Labour is only halfway through a ‘decade of delivery’ – a claim rubbished by Mr Davies, with Labour having been in power in Wales since the dawn of devolution 17 years ago.


Mr Davies said:


“Carwyn Jones’ term in office can only be categorised as an abject failure, and he would’ve been sacked years ago if he worked for a private sector firm.


“Under Labour, Wales endures the lowest take-home pay in the UK; health spending has been cut by a billion pounds since 2011; and despite moderate improvements in GCSE results, they remain worse than those in England.


“Carwyn claims that Wales is on the up, and I share his optimism – but not for the same reasons.


“Basil Fawlty famously learnt the hard way that cheap doesn’t always mean cheerful – and Carwyn’s shoddy workmanship echoes O’Reilly the builder from Fawlty Towers.


“Well, in May we have an opportunity to kick the O’Reilly’s out, ending Labour’s reign and bringing in the competent leadership Wales needs.


“It’s an opportunity that we cannot afford to pass up.”


Putting health under the microscope –


Despite Labour’s claims to the contrary, the foundations of the Welsh NHS have been compromised by 17 years of Labour rule.


Mr Davies said:


“Labour’s record-breaking NHS budget cuts have led to overlong waiting times, poor access to cancer treatments and hospital downgrading throughout Wales.


“Under Labour, 1-in-7 people in Wales remain on a waiting list and too many people are still facing long, unnecessary and potentially painful delays for treatment.


“Not only has a billion pounds been cut from the Welsh NHS since 2011, Labour also refuse to introduce a cancer patient fund to improve access to life-prolonging cancer drugs – with many cancer patients forced to move to England to access treatment.


“The very foundations of the Welsh NHS has been compromised by 17 years of Labour rule and Carwyn’s pleas for five more years to make things worse should strike fear into the hearts of Welsh voters.”

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