Thursday, 9 June 2016

Ukip offer to prop up Welsh Labour Government.

Could it be that the Labour Party in Wales who have been preparing themselves for any sign that Plaid Cymru may be voting alongside  Ujip in a  Welsh (nearly a Parliament)  Assembly find that the only way the Labour Government can get through  one of its flagship proposal s by Ukip support/
Yesterday, UKIP assembly group leader Neil Hamilton haoffered Labour his party's support to get an £1.1bn M4 relief road in south Wales passed by the Senedd.
The "black" route favoured by ministers is opposed by Plaid Cymru and Lib Dem Kirsty Williams, as well as some Labour AMs and environmental groups.
Oddly UKIP's assembly election manifesto backed the cheaper "blue" route, to relieve congestion around Newport.
Mr Hamilton said having the black route was "better than no route".
He appears that support  on other matters may also be forthcoming,Ms on Wednesday
"We came to this place to be constructive in our position and we want to play the kind of role, which Plaid Cymru claims now to be playing, in relation to the development of government policy.
"I just want to say, in relation to the black route or the blue route, my party is prepared to enter into discussions and negotiations with the government.
"We think the black route is better than no route, and so if this is necessary to unblock the logjam we are prepared to play our part in it."
 Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood, who faced Labour criticism after UKIP backed her bid to become first minister in a tied Senedd vote in May, told Mr Jones:

"It looks like you might be able to strike a deal with UKIP, first minister, on the future of the black route.
"How very interesting."

Of course if the Tories  back the Black route then Unip support or opposition  becomes irrelevant .

But it just goes to show that accusations of "voting with " Ukip " coming from the Labour benches may well be proved hollow and they should beware   of doing so,


  1. The only vote in the Assembly on the black route will be on the budget so that it can be paid for. Was Hamilton really offering to help Carwyn pass his budgets for the rest of this Assembly? Or was he just posturing in an attempt to embarrass the FM?