Carwyn Jones' speech to the party faithful at the "Welsh" Labour Conference in Llandudno was extraordinary .
His argument seemed at first to call for more powers for the Assembly because there was A Con Libdem government at Westminster.
Carwyn Jones Llandudno March 2013
Why just a Tory Secretary of State? Doesn't this equally apply to a Labour one .
Why always take the easy option ?
Speaking of the Moon Race President John F. Kennedyin 1962 ( Whatever you think of him ) got it right. When he said
"We choose to go to the moon in this decade and to do these other things not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win." --
We know Carwyn, likes it easy but now is the time do the hard things .
Carwyn , then ruins his argument:
“We don’t believe in independence because we know – and most people agree – that it would be bad for Wales. It’s because of our proud Welshness that we oppose independence. We know that what’s important is the ability to recognise what’s bad for your nation. That’s what sets us apart.
“Conference, I don’t believe that the powers of the National Assembly should be exactly the same as Scotland and Northern Ireland. Their histories are different to ours. But Conference, I will never accept that Wales is inferior to Scotland and Northern Ireland – which is what the present UK Government are saying.
“Let me be clear. Wales is not a second class Scotland. Welsh Labour is not more lowly than the SNP, the DUP or Sinn Fein. Devolution must develop and the people of Wales deserve the same respect as those of Scotland and Northern Ireland.
“We stand for a strong Wales, as part of a strong UK. That’s what our people believe in, and that’s where we, as a Party stand too
Here he sounds like a Rugby Coach that the Challenge Cup is better for his team than the Heineken Cup or its a his Soccer alternative claiming that playing in the Europa league suits him fine and he doesn't want to play in the Champions League.
In fact Carwyn's ambition is worse as he seems happy not to qualify for the second tier that Scotland have with a parliament let alone independence.
"Welsh Labour is not more lowly than the SNP, the DUP or Sinn Fein".!!!
They are not even in the same league.
Perhaps Carwyn in his Devolution is better bet that independence will consider holding a National Holiday every September 19th to celebrate the 1997 referendum.
But what Nation celebrate s Devolution Day.?