“Simply carrying on with the same spending plans in the same old way after two decades is not an option. But a new structure will give us the opportunity to follow UK priorities, investing in a way that is completely tailored to the Welsh economy.”Let's face its an argument many would make, as despite decades of being in receipt of European Funding because we are one of the poorest "regions", it sometimes appears that is only temporarily, easing the situation rather than curing it
“The outcome of the referendum has naturally raised concerns over the future of what is currently considered EU funding... But again, we must see this moment as an opportunity to do better for these communities.
“After all, European structural funds are supposed to be a temporary fix, a stimulus for the most deprived parts of Europe. In Wales it was described as a ‘once-in-a-generation opportunity’.
“Sixteen years on and £4bn later, Labour’s mismanagement of the funds in Wales let those communities down. So much was their frustration that those areas which received the most EU funds were the areas which voted strongest to leave.
“And when we consider some of the projects they funded there is little wonder of their anger – if only outcomes had been as important as the money spent.”
The problem is that as any one who knows the Tories this a code for cutting that amount of Money we are currently receiving from the EU, and will now have to reply on from Westminster .
Wales received £3.3bn in European structural funds between 2000 and 2013 and I can't see us getting anything like that fro the Tories at Westminster.
“Parts of Wales have qualified for the highest form of European regional support as a result of the disastrous economic policies pursued by successive Tory and Labour Westminster Governments which have deliberately driven policies which geographically polarises wealth. This fundamental failure in Westminster government explains the strong feelings of disillusionment which drove many people to vote against what they perceived to be the establishment in the referendum...
“If the Secretary of State was serious about doing things differently he would empower the Welsh Government with the necessary job creation levers so that we can solve our own problems. Instead Wales is offered far fewer fiscal powers than Scotland and Northern Ireland.
“A hard Brexit will hit the Welsh economy harder than other parts of the British State. With that in mind, it is vital the Secretary of State delivers a full range of job creating powers to Wales. In a hard brexit scenario there is no reason why leavers such as VAT and Corporation Tax be reserved to Westminster.
“As the months proceed we will see if the Secretary of State is a man of vision or just another Westminster Governor General.”
After over seventeen years of the Assembly Government,we still have to go Cap in Hand to the EU for funding and now we will have to this to Westminster, who are going to tell us there will be no more and that it ids a form of "Tough Love" encouraging us to fend for ourselves.
|Carwyn was told there was no more money for him and he would have to fend for himself.|
Whether you are on the left or the right its time to realise we will always be poor "West Britain" treated as poor cousins with contempt and reliant on handouts from London.
Only an Independent Wales that has Men and Women with vision for our Nation can end our decades of being one of the poorest regions of Europe.
Those in the Labour Party who think that we are simple voting fodder giving them most of the Welsh Mps, AMs and Councillors must realise their hegemony with its opposition to even parity with Scotland must end their opposition not only parity with Scotland must realise that we will get nothing more from Westminster Labour or Tory and its time for a diffrent party to ave a go at government here who will follow the same path as our friends in Scotland.
It is not EU funding that has failed, nor the Welsh Assembly It is ur own reluctance to take the powers and responsibilities of an Independent Nation.
Only then can we flourish .