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    free school milk, free nursery and breakfasts for primary children, free swimming, free prescriptions


    None of these services are actually free - they are all services paid for from taxes. Whilst the examples quoted are laudable, they are an example of the basic socialist belief that "we can spend your money better than you can".

    Instead of taking the extra tax money and spend it on free swimming, they could instead leave that money in the hands of the individual and let them decide if they want to pay to go swimming, or for their child to have breakfast at school etc."
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Poor 15 years

Poor 15 years

First published in Letters

WALES marks the 15th anniversary of Labour’s record in the Welsh Assembly. For 15 years, Labour has been running Wales into the ground, wasting money and pursuing populist gimmicks while Wales gets poorer and public services are stretched to breaking point.

Against nearly every performance indicator Labour has let down the people of Wales, not only wasting the past 15 years but actively making the problems many people face worse.

After 15 years of Labour, Wales is the poorest part of the UK, is ranked bottom of UK nations in school league tables, has consistently missed key NHS waiting time targets and has seen some of the UK’s highest rises in council tax. Wales is being held back by a Labour administration that has been in place for too long.

It lacks the ambition needed to maximise our powers to best benefit our people. There is an element within the Labour party mainly Labour MPs who don’t want the Welsh Assembly being too successful. As they are afraid of stronger voices calling for the same powers as Scotland and even independence.

Andrew Nutt Heolddu Road Bargoed

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