Latest news - 8th March 2012

08/03/2022    Where is austerity working well? Greece say Conservatives!

Conservatives in the National Assembly have revealed that they look to Greece and claim that austerity measures are working well there.


08/03/2022    Tories locked in London mentality

Plaid Cymru urges consequential to be used to boost Welsh economy

Plaid Cymru has dismissed a debate brought before the Assembly by the Conservatives for its regressive attitude towards devolution. In calling on the Welsh Government to use a Barnett consequential to mimic the UK government’s policy and freeze council tax, the Conservative party in Wales has shown that it is led by its London masters, and lacks the innovation to implement Welsh solutions to Welsh problems.


08/03/2022    Plaid Cymru welcomes commitment and progress on Glastir

Plaid Cymru’s Rural Affairs spokesperson Llyr Huws Gruffydd has welcomed the Welsh Government’s announcement that it will open a consultation on the Glastir scheme in order to learn lessons. He particularly welcomed a willingness to consider reprioritising resources within the scheme.


08/03/2022    Labour sleeping on the job again

In response to the UK government’s announcement that the Green Investment Bank will be located in Edinburgh and London, Plaid Cymru’s AM for Mid and West Wales Simon Thomas said:

“Clearly, Labour have been sleeping on the job once again when it comes to making the case for Wales, and as a result the Welsh economy, environment and Welsh businesses will miss out.

“In Wales we have an abundance of natural resources and this huge investment of £3bn would have allowed us to properly capitalise on that, but the Labour government has failed make the case for Wales and the opportunity has been lost.

“This bid was the first serious test of this Welsh Government's new enterprise zones policy and they have been found sorely wanting as its bid for the Green Investment Bank failed to pass the first hurdle.

“While the ConDem government overlooks Wales as a base for investment and the Labour government’s lethargy continues, Plaid Cymru’s focus remains firmly on bringing significant and sustainable investment to the Welsh economy.” 


08/03/2022    Plaid Cymru welcomes support for opt out organ donation

Plaid Cymru’s health spokesperson, Elin Jones AM, has today (Thursday 8th March) welcomed support for organ donation. A majority of respondents to a public consultation said that they were in favour of plans to change the law in Wales to a ‘soft opt out’ system of organ donation