Writing for the Gwydir blog site (https://gwydir.wales/2020/09/25/govt-that-worked-with-westminister/) Darren Millar MS, the Welsh Conservative Shadow Minister for External Relations and International Affairs, has called for a Welsh Government that wants to work with the UK Government and not against it.
Talking about the UK Government’s Internal Market proposals, Darren argues that “far from being a nail in the coffin for devolution, the Bill actually transfers scores of new powers directly from Brussels to Wales” - following claims by opposition parties that the day the bill was published was “the day devolution died.”
He goes to question why the different parties would “object to more investment and more jobs to Wales at a time of looming economic crises?”, claiming that the Welsh Government is playing party politics with the proposals “simply because it’s a Conservative Government in Westminster wanting to help.”
Darren Millar MS continues to state that Welsh Labour-led Governments have been obsessed “with trying to distract from its poor performance by criticising the Conservative Government at every turn is wearing very thin (just ask people in North Wales who are fed up with the excuses for the lack of improvement at the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board).”
The Welsh Conservative Shadow Minister concludes by saying:
“Instead of looking towards London with suspicion it is time that Wales had a Government that worked with Westminster and not against it. Think of it, Wales could have two Governments working in tandem on either side of Offa’s Dyke to unleash Wales’ potential in a way that Labour has failed to do over the last 20 years. Two Governments that could deliver more jobs, better hospitals and safer streets for the whole of Wales.”