Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Kezia Dugdale visits Wales to praise Labour here (God help us).


It seems that the new Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale  ( God knows whose going to be there after next mMay) has visited Wales to learn from Welsh Labour's election success 

 The Wasting Mule gives space to what is probably spin for Welsh Labour than for electors in Scotland.

She said:
“The Labour Party here has been doing something that we don’t do in Scotland, and that’s win elections. It’s been a joy to be here to learn from my colleagues in Wales about their record of putting Wales first.
“There are particular strengths around education: closing the gap between the richest kids and the rest is a priority for the Welsh Labour Government here in a way I wish it was a priority for the SNP Government in Scotland.
“Over the past few years in Scotland we’ve had a Government focused on the independence debate, with a two and a half year campaign that ended last September and who’ve spent the year since that referendum mourning the referendum result instead of delivering for the people of Scotland.
"It’s nice to be in a part of the country where people are being put first and progressing their hopes and opportunities in the number one priority.”

The Wasting Mule Martin Shipton  claims that Ms Dugdale comes across as a level-headed politician, not easy to ruffle. 




No comment on her amazing gaffe on good Evening Wales” yesterday. (Good Evening Wales, BBC Radio Wales, 21 September 2015) which was picked up by Wings Over Scotland where you can here the immortal words'. from the Scottish Leader untill May.


“Wales and Scotland are so much smaller in size than the rest of the… the rest of England.”

As the Rev says

 "The impressive bit is that that’s what she said AFTER she paused for thought".

At least the Mule Shipton points out (probably with glee)leaving aside the obvious point that Plaid Cymru is not the SNP, she believes that Welsh Labour policies have been popular with the electorate.


When it was put to Ms Dugdale that the SNP remained immensely popular according to the polls, she said: 

“There’s huge support for Nicola Sturgeon, there’s no doubt about that.
"But when you dig into the details of the polls and it comes to their record on health, education and justice, just a third of people in Scotland think they’re doing a good job when it comes to those issues.

"So one politician’s popularity in contrast with one Government’s record creates a space for the Labour Party to say: ‘what about your kids’ chances in school, what about your mam and dad’s health and the social care they need when they get older, what about the police?’
“We’ve seen big problems in the police in Scotland with the creation of one national force – 2,000 backroom staff lost, a sense that the police just aren’t there when you need them.”
When it was put to Ms Dugdale that the SNP remained immensely popular according to the polls, she said: “There’s huge support for Nicola Sturgeon, there’s no doubt about that.
"But when you dig into the details of the polls and it comes to their record on health, education and justice, just a third of people in Scotland think they’re doing a good job when it comes to those issues. 

Shipton doesn't seem to have pointed out to MsDugdale state of the Welsh NHS and Education under the Tenure of Welsh Labour nor our higher unemployment rateto Ms

It says much for the electability of Scottish Labour that they  think they can learn from Welsh Labour the only place in the UK where the Party has any power.

The reason for this is that Wales has been kept in a straitjacket when it comes to powers people still place most of the responsibility still on the Westminster Government and Labour van get away by blaming the Tories.

This is why "Welsh Labour" are opposed to parity of powers with Scotland to do so would show their inadequacies when it comes to fitness to govern Wales.



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