I think the chairman of Timpson’s is right when he says that making our high street’s more car friendly would go at least some way to stopping the growing desolate nature of many of our once vibrant local business scenes. If local authorities spent less time making it inconvenient for drivers to visit high streets and spent more time making it easy, perhaps our town centre’s wouldn’t be in the state they are today.
While the Government’s warm words regarding gender equality sound good and I share their vision that Wales should be a country in which influence, power and resources are shared equally, the single best thing we could do to achieve that is provide girls with a world class education, something this Government has utterly failed to deliver on.
Betsi Cadwalladr has been in special measures as a health board since 2015 and under the direct control of the Welsh Government.
During that time improvements have been limited and have run at a snails pace, while the Cabinet Secretary seems intent on spreading the blame around – ignoring the fact that the Welsh Government have been responsible for health as a devolved matter since 1999.
I was somewhat concerned to learn from a constituent that children in a local school were required to travel via public transport and sometimes make multiple connecting changes, despite the youngest children being aged just 11.
The Remainer Welsh Government (there’s not a single Brexiter in the Labour group which includes the Welsh Cabinet) does not understand why we and so many other people in Wales voted to leave the EU. Having voted to Remain, they have no insight into why the rest of us disagreed with them or would want to leave the EU.
Despite a majority of Welsh people opting to leave the European Union in the referendum of 2016, you’d be forgiven for wondering why so few in the Senedd are trying to implement that result. Instead, the Cardiff Bay bubble is acting just like the Westminster bubble – undermining, insulting and fundamentally rejecting the decision of Wales.