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Peter Hain and Labour’s hollow promises are a con and the people of Wales shouldn’t be duped by them

April 12, 2010 8:50 AM

Commenting on Labour's manifesto launch, Kirsty Williams, leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats said:

Peter Hain and Labour's hollow promises are a con and the people of Wales shouldn't be duped by them.

They are promising to rebuild the economy yet Gordon Brown was a key architect of one of the biggest depressions since 1930s. They promised to halve child poverty by 2010 yet thousands of children still live in poverty in Wales and the figures are rising. They promised to restore our trust in politics but over the last 13 years they have presided over expenses scandal after expenses scandal and blocked reforms to clean up politics.

Their 2005 manifesto promised full employment in every nation and region by 2010. Today, unemployment levels in Wales are among the highest in the UK.

The people of Wales shouldn't hold their breath for this wave of thousands and thousands of jobs' promised by Peter Hain as Labour cannot be trusted to deliver. Over the last 13 years, they have proved that they cannot deliver.

Their promises are empty and they shouldn't be trusted with a 4th term.