Jessica Morden

Labour MP for Newport East

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Welsh Labour reaction to the Queen's Speech

Commenting on the Queen’s Speech, shadow Secretary of State for Wales, Christina Rees MP, said: "This Queen's speech is the latest example of the disrespect and disregard that Theresa May's Tories have for Wales.  

"We expected little following their lame excuse of a "Welsh" manifesto, but today's agenda fails to clear even that lowest of bars. There is no vision and no agenda for Wales - which is perhaps unsurprising from a Tory PM with no mandate here in Wales.

"In contrast, a Labour Government's Queen's Speech would have seen a distinctly Welsh Labour agenda set out, with Welsh Labour's popular manifesto at its heart. 

 "It would have delivered new energy infrastructure – including Wylfa Newydd and support for tidal lagoons; more police on our streets; record funding for Wales’ most vital services; transformation of the North Wales transport network, and a more sustainable devolution settlement, securing the future of Wales within a stronger, post-Brexit United Kingdom.

"The difference could not be starker between the bold and inspiring vision for Wales presented by Carwyn Jones and Jeremy Corbyn, and the shoddy, ramshackle mess cooked up by the Tories in London”.


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