Monday, 22 May 2017

Post Brexit we will be going Cap in hand to Westminster even more.

It has been speculated that one of reasons that Wales voted with England to leave the European Union was that Welsh Politicians were too busy fighting the Assembly Elections to put the case for the EU especially pointing out the funding that came from Brussels .
The latest 2014-2020 round of European Structural Funds was due to inject more than £2bn into the poorest parts of Wales.
Now we will be no longer getting such funding  in the future , the question now is we will receive equivalent funding  from Westminster?


Maybe not 
The Conservative manifesto states: 
“We will use the structural fund money that comes back to the UK following Brexit to create a United Kingdom Shared Prosperity Fund, specifically designed to reduce inequalities between communities across our four nations. The money that is spent will help deliver sustainable, inclusive growth based on our modern industrial strategy.
“We will consult widely on the design of the fund, including with the devolved administrations, local authorities, businesses and public bodies. The UK Shared Prosperity Fund will be cheap to administer, low in bureaucracy and targeted where it is needed most.”
Wales Online reports   Cardiff University’s Professor Kevin Morgan – one of Wales’ leading experts on regeneration and an adviser to the European Commission on regional policy – said Wales had the greatest level of need in the UK. as saying

“I really think it would be a really regressive step, a real step backwards, if central government saw the prosperity fund as [a fund] where poor areas simply bid into it willy-nilly on a one-off ad hoc basis...
“When you treat unequals equally that’s not a recipe for territorial justice...
“If the prosperity fund is treating unequal regions equally then it’s not a recipe for sustaining the union let alone rebalancing the economy. It would be a step backwards if the prosperity fund was simply a new bidding system and it didn’t recognise the structural inequalities that exist today, which is what the European Commission recognised.”
He also pointed out that it is important where the decision  will be made 
 With economic development being a devolved matter, I personally believe that that money that’s coming to Wales ought to be devolved to the [Welsh Government]...“It was an explicit promise from the Leave campaign that Wales would not be worse off as a result of Brexit, the implication being that London would underwrite the money that’s currently flowing from Brussels.”
: “Whatever’s wrong with the European Commission, and there’s lots wrong with it, at least in its very DNA it’s got a commitment to regional policy... Whereas you can’t say the same of Conservative Governments in Whitehall.”
Its about this time we listened to the Proclaimers ,



The Tories hope to control funding for Wales not only through how much is allocated , but how it is spent.



The former leader f the Quebec Party  Option National  Jean-Martin Aussant . puts it this way 

: Imagine you have $50 to buy music you like. Your neighbour takes the $50, and promises to give you back $55 worth of tunes."What he doesn't tell you is that it's music you don't like -- and there are $25 in administrative fees,"  "So you started off with $50 and you ended up with $30 worth of music you don't even like."That's Canadian equalization. We need to face the facts: We'd be better off keeping our money and choosing our own music."
This is true of Wales and Scotland as well


That means that this may result in infrastructure  projects being built , that could be as I have already argued see Wales divided into two and absorbed into England


Projects like reopening the Carmarthen- Aberystwyth line,  will be declared superfluous to our needs and although it will never be admitted of little benefit to the regions around Liverpool or Bristol.

We need decide what we want for Wales .

If you really believe bring absorbed by English regions  will benefit , then vote Tory or Labour (because  it is Labour councillors in the likes of Cardiff backing tying South Wales to Bristol)

However if you believe its time Wales grew up and  stopped going Cap in Hand  
then it time to consider Independence as an option.



Sunday, 21 May 2017

"Welsh" Conservatives pick candidates from outside Wales

I think it was Syd Morgan who once said that the Tories could pick a candidate for a Valleys from outside Wales who would only be seen on the night of the count  catch the Train back to London the next day,

I thought  these days had changed , but (and these are only a few samples) it seems the term Welsh Conservatives is only a Geographic term

Pontypridd

ASH
Juliette
(address in the
Oxford West and
Abingdon
Constituency /
cyfeiriad yn
Etholaeth Oxford
West ac Abingdon)

Carmarthen East and DIinefwr

HUGHES
Anthony Havard Maengwyn (Ok Welsh Name)
99 Hillsborough Court
Mortimer Crescent
London
NW6 5NT

Rhondda

CROSBIE
Virginia
(address in the
Kensington and
Chelsea Constituency
/ cyfeiriad yn Etholaeth
Kensington a Chelsea


Some may have close connections to the Constituency but  I wonder if the Tories in Scotlamd would dare to send some  party Apparatchik north of the boarder to be a candidate  even if it was to defend Theresa May's  "Precious Union"

Of course if Plaid were to publish a list of Tory and other  candidates studding  in Wales from outside London  then the would be cries of racism ,

It is cleat from his name the Tory party candidate   Ynys Mon  Tomos Dafydd Davies has some Welsh connectionbut his address is given as  Streatham.

The point is the "Welsh" Conservatives try to pretend that they at least have some autonomy  and speak for Wales ,

But it is clear aren't even a Branch Office  but more of little more than a Postal Address ,

Vote Tory on June 8th and you may well find you have an MP for whom the Constituency  is no different from one in Kent , and the fact that it is in Wales  is irrelevant.

While I'm at it  this is the address given for Neil Hamilton already a Welsh Assembly  member standing for  something called Ukip Wales

Carmarthen East and DIinefwr

HAMILTON
Mostyn Neil
Bradfield
Hullavington
Wiltshire

SN14 6EU

How much longer will we be treated by contempt by Parties claiming to speak for Wales  who long term plan is to fully absorb us into England.

Extra



The ever vigilant Y Cneifiwr has given us a profile on the Tory Havard Hughes for Carmarthen East and DIinefwr, who does seem to have some local connections.

But as with some of the other  candidates above it is indicative that (and this ids not only the Tories) seem to think that actually living in Wales let alone the constituency  somehow means you are not qualified to be a MP>

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Tories Photo ID voting is a plan to gerrymander voting.

The Tory manifesto has commitment to forcing  people to use photo ID to vote, stopping millions from taking part in future elections
The manifesto reads.
"We will legislate to ensure that a form of identification must be presented before voting, to reform postal voting and to improve other aspects of the elections process to ensure that our elections are the most secure in the world. We will retain the traditional method of voting by pencil and paper, and tackle every aspect of electoral fraud," the manifesto reads.
The plans to force people to show ID when they vote could stop millions of people from taking part in future elections.
The law would stop an estimated 3.5 million people, or 7.5 per cent of the electorate, from voting,if they don't own a passport or a driving licence.ccording to the Electoral Commission. Those people would be stopped from voting entirely
Not withstanding  the simple fact that voting fraud largely exist in Postal Voting where presumably  Photo Id will not be used and that at a bypath, clearly those who have no such thing as a passport or  a driving  licences are more. likely to be poorer and non-Tory voters,

How would you go about getting an Id card anyway. 

Presumably it would need you to send of your Birth Certificate
As a 63 job seeker with health problems I have been sent to Remploy to aid me in seeking work.

There I was asked for proof of  identification and after offering my Bus Pass managed to have my Credit Card accepted as proof.

I was also informed that if I was to find work I would need a copy of my full Birth Certificate, and was told how to get one when I explained I had mislaid mine.

For his thriller Day of the Jackal  - about a marksman hired to assassinate France's President de Gaulle - Fredrick  Forsyth chose a method, by far the most straightforward and effective.to falsely obtain a Birth Certificate.

The book's protagonist - the Jackal - trawls three village graveyards looking for the headstone of a baby boy who, had he not died, would have been about the same age as the assassin.
Taking the details of the late Alexander James Quentin Duggan to the Central Registry of Births, Marriages and Deaths, the Jackal buys a copy of the deceased's birth certificate - all the proof he needs to successfully apply for a passport.

Things may have tightened  up but all I need to know was

My date of birth

Where I was born

Fathers Name

Mothers Name and previous surname.

A trip to the National Library and a few hours looking up Births ,Deaths and Marriages in 1953 copies of the Pontypridd Observer would have provided the information.

So basically in order to get the information to obtain the certificate that will give you the means to obtain Photo Id.

It is unlikely that we would see a mass campaign using this information to perpetuate a huge voter fraud.

But that's the point, the Tory photo voter ID plan is a Sledge Hammer to crack enough.

But as I said its not at the polling booth  that the majority of the small number of voting fraud takes place.

The truth is its allowing Political  Parties and candidates to organise the collection of some postal voted  that is the problem may arise ( though there seems to have been only a few cases) and we probably will see no change there.

This is part of a long term Policy for the Tories wsho are already Gerrymandering  constituencies by counting registered  voters rather than actual population , to further disfranchise voters who they feel will not vote for them.




Friday, 19 May 2017

Tory Manifesto calls for Wales to be absorbed by English Regions.

I have long argued that Wales should receive Parity with Scotland and looking at the Tory Manifesto brief reference to us it may be that my wish may be granted.

But alas not in the way I have hoped.

Because it is cleat that the Tories intend clawing back powers from both Walesa and Scotland  and if the Unionist make big gains in both Nations may have along tern plan to emasculate both Legislatures that voters agree to abolish them.

No way yo may say especially in Scotland. But if Indy2 fails then the long term project will be to absorb both Nations into a permanent  

 The Manifesto may states

“We will respect the devolution settlements: no decision-making that has been devolved will be taken back to Westminster. Indeed, we envisage that the powers of the devolved administrations will increase as we leave the EU.”

But aalso included  the  Tory plans for Wales to be absorbed and to create Wangland



Looking at this it is clear the Plan ( Which Labour also push) is to amalgamate North Wales int into Northern England and South Wales into a Bristol dominated region.

So we can kiss goodbye to projects like reopening the Aberystwyth - Carmarthen line and Improving communication between North and South 

"Ensuring that the border between England and Wales does not become a barrier to business, education or communities.

Does that not mean that Education could be taken over by Westminster for instance.

Vote Tory next month and they will go ahead with the project of absorbing Wales into England and claim "it was in our Manifesto".

Within 10 years we will all but cease to exist , a nation voting itself out of existence .

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Rhodri Morgan the man who saved the Assembly?

I know that it is a bit cloying to praise political opponents  but news that  Former first minister Rhodri Morgan has died, aged 77 leaves Wales a lot poorer today
Although Born in Cardiff, He  was the son of Professor T. J. Morgan and the brother of the historian Prys Morgan. His second cousin is Professor Garel Rhys. He  could be described as  a pure Cracach that  term used in Wales for powerful people, especially those Welsh Speakers who whilst eulogising Wales are scion of the establishment
However  he proved to be somewhat of an Anti-establishment figure  who could be argued to have stopped the drift of Labour voters to Plaid Cymru but managed to secure the existence of that body from hostile elements in hus own party.
Morgan was elected as Member of Parliament (MP) for Cardiff West in 1987. securing the seat after it had fallen to a right wing Tory in the last General election.
Hw was one of the few Labour MPs  who decided to stand asab AM when the assembly was created in 1999.
He took the helm of the assembly nine months later, replacing Alun Michael who had stood down. He is widely credited with having brought stability to the fledgling institution after a turbulent start.
His realrionship with Tony Blair who did his best to Block him from becoming First Minister .
Blair saw him as being too much "Old Labour"  and ironically too much of an enthusiast for Devolution.
Ehich led Rhodri to comment on Blair
"It's very strange for me to be standing here today talking about a person who shafted me on one occasion but on the other hand, compared to what has happened with Iraq, I think that's pretty small beer to be honest with you. Life is far too short to be bearing grudges of that sort."
Mr Morgan served as first minister for nine years, from 2000 to 2009, before Carwyn Jones took over as first minister and Welsh Labour leader.
Did Rhodri save devolution from those Labour stalwarts who hoped in would fail, or is he partly responsible for its inertia and lack of vision.
I would  be inclined to support the former , if he had not ended up as First Minister, Plaid may have capitalised on their spectacular 17 seats they won in the first Assembly elections..
But i suspect he often regretted that he couldn't take his party further along the Devolution Road and see Wales emulate Scotland.
History will decide Rhodri Morgan's legacy but events perhaps over the next month which could see Wales voting Tory and Wales being totally absorbed into Englan may decide it.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Carys, Morag and Elizabeth a tale of bravery and timidity.

A new Jane Austin novel has been discovered.

The plot involves Carys, a young Welsh girl who had been forced to live with her English cousin  Elizabeth. Also in the house is another cousin Morag, who was from Scotland.

Although the two girls are constantly told that they were part of the family., Elizabeth had taken all their procession and only gave them a small allowance.

Both girls become fed up and being treated as little more than servants and threatened to leave and Elizabeth agrees to allow them some time off, but Morag is given a whole day  a week  whilst Carys who is less vocal was only given half a day,

Still Morag  is not satisfied and again threatens to leave again so Elizabeth tells  her that if she does she will not be taken on a tour of Europe and will have to manage on her own,with no friends.

So Morag stays, Then Elizabeth tells them that they will not be going on the European Tour after all .

This really  angers Morag though Carys meekly accepts it and for a reason (not given) sides with Elizabeth.

Morag finally makes her mind up to leave and tries to encourage Carys to leave with her,

"I wish I could ", wails  Carys, "but I'm poorer than you and can't afford to live on my own ".

"You will always be poorer" if you stay  says Morag, But Carys  is too afraid to leave.

The book ends with Morag leaving and making a success of  her life even touring Europe where she is feted.

Catys however remains with Elizabeth and is treated even more harshly her half day is taken from her and Elizabeth tells her that from now on she will be known as Sarah .

Elizabeth becomes looses her European friends and much of her own money and is forced to marry a brash  and vulgar American called Donald who makes it clear he will make all the decisions from now on.








Tuesday, 16 May 2017

I am truly shocked by Leanne drug revelation, Nah couldn't care less.

OK here's a confession . Whilst  a mature student at Coleg Harlech I,,,,

Hang I'll come back to that

Plaid leader Leanne Wood doesn't get much UK coverage so even a interview on the Victirua Victoria Derbyshire’s Van Share may help  to raise her profile.

However such is the nature of UK politics that  it is becoming  less of we seem to have less delving into policies but ridiculous ;questions about lifestyle.

So ut turns up that  both the BBC and Wales Online main political story seems to be headlined.

"LEANNE WOOD HAS ADMITTED TAKING ILLEGAL DRUGS
.She made the revelation while taking part in the BBC program.

The Rhondda AM also did a bit of karaoke, singing Road Rage by Catatonia.
Jesus Christ id this what we are reduced to in political interviews?

She was asked if she had ever take illegal drugs.“Yes, cannabis and,” she replied before Victoria Derbyshire interrupted and asked: “How often”.The Plaid leader replied: 

“A long time ago, when I was younger and a student I tried a few things I’d rather not go into the details of the personal side of things but yes I have.”

When asked if she had broken any other laws she said 
“possibly some driving offences”.
The conversation then turned to Prime Minister Theresa May and her recent interview where she said she and her husband had by and girl jobs. The Rhondda AM said there was no boy or girl jobs in her house.
“My partner does most of the house work so all the jobs are his really,”

hWen asked what she thought of the Tory leader she said: 
“I don’t know.I get the feeling what we see is (a) carefully presented person who is trying to appear in a certain way but I don’t get the sense that we know the person at all.”
There was some attempt at serious politics 

 Responding to a question about her future should the party - which advocates an independent Wales and has three MPs - see its vote flatline as in 2015, she said she would remain leader because she had taken over the party five years previously on the basis it was a long-term project she had to "see out".
"It will take quite a long time I think to get Wales into the position whereby we can talk about having a referendum," 
She said Plaid and Scotland's SNP were at different stages on their "journey to self-determination".
Ms Wood also said she wouldn't rule out going into coalition with Labour and taking seats in a Jeremy Corbyn cabinet 
"because what I want to do is stop the Tories wreaking havoc on Wales".
However, she added, she believed the outcome of the election would be a Tory landslide in England.,
Nut its the taking drugs as a student something she shared with many which hits the headlines.
Of course   Bill Clinton said "No" in response when asked if he had ever smoked marijuana. Later, a friend with whom he attended college stepped forward and claimed that he did in fact smoke marijuana. In response to that accusation, he replied 
"When I was in England, I experimented with marijuana a time or two, and I didn't like it. I didn't inhale and never tried it again." 
and a book by Texas author J.H. Hatfield claims that George W. Bush was arrested for cocaine possession in 1972, but had his record expunged with help from his family’s political connections. 

So my confession  is that whilst at Caleg Harlech  i spent a fair number  on night with friends some of who smoked Dope. I didn't because I've never smoked so in the reverse of Clinton , 

I inhaled but i didn't smoke.
Of more concern to me was In the late 80 as Student a t a mature  Aberystwyth  I was generally shocked when what was then Called Federation of Conservative students 
  • Dressed in Springbok rugby jerseys in order to show their support for the South African apartheid regimes .Some of whom greeted each other with Nazi salutes claiming they were being ironic.
  • Racially abused a member of the Student Union Staff for which individual members were suspended from the Union.
  • Went on a drinking Binge to celebrate the rise of Adolf Hitler to power. Which was too much for the Conservatives themselves and they were disbanded.from the current association emerged
Although I have no recollection of it happening at Aber some F.C.S in the UK wore Hang Nelson Mandela T shirts .

I wonder how many of these fascist supporting Tories are elected officials now.

The issue of Leanne smoking a bit of dope was just raised on BBC breakfast ,

Shouldn't those raising the issue start by telling us their past use or not?

Monday, 15 May 2017

For Wales and Scotland voting Unionist is a wasted vote.



Yesterday there was a brief statement from Rhondda Candidate Chris Bryant  who is defending his seat  from a possible Plaid surge in that constituency ,

BREAKING: responds to Leanne Wood's article in today's Sunday Times.

This General Election is a straight fight between Welsh Labour and the Tories.   A vote for Plaid is a wasted vote. Leanne Wood knows her party cannot win the election, and a vote for Plaid Cymru just risks letting the Tories walk all over Wales.    
“Plaid Cymru like to pose as a progressive party, but in the Welsh Assembly they joined with the Tories and UKIP to vote against vital funding for hospitals, homes and education.
“It is only Welsh Labour that will stand up for Wales.” 
I imagine   that many of those who have been working hard for a Progressive Alliance  will groan at what seems sectarian  attitude from both parties.

But the truth is that Labour have showed very little interest in such an Alliance  even if such an Alliance could see them reaching their level of 1997 and no Tories left in Wales rather than the prospect of them actually falling to second place in Wales to the Tories in the number of seats

My response to the Tweet by Chris Bryant. was


There are no "Wasted Votes" only a corrupt FPT electoral system that Labour and Tories stick to for own good.
For me voting is about me saying what I want to happen and  often that means I don't see that occurring  but  I don't want  to vote for the least of two evils.
I can understand why people  will be tempted to vote to oust the local Tory but if Labour win the election , then they will do nothing to push forward electoral reform or to address the  devolution deficit.

We must also take into account that some Labour voters will be voting Tory in Scotland to oust the SNP and Labour in Westminster will ally with Mrs May government  to claim there is no support for Independence and another referendum.

A Progressive Alliance that results in Labour replacing the Tories will change little in the long run as the Tories would soon return.

Even if Labour to win the likelihood is that Prime Minister Corbyn would face internal discontent and a coup against certainly.

Certainly if the Polls are right and Labour go down to a third electoral defeat they will spend most of their time fighting in their ranks to stand up for anything let alone Wales.

The future looks bleak and we need yo send a message from Wales that we are not prepared to be Swallowed up by Tory England and that means not voting for a Unionist Party which would be a real wasted vote.

x

Sunday, 14 May 2017

Cyber Attack: Why use Windows anyway.?

Why the Welsh NHS  was not affected by the Cyber Attack yesterday is not clear
A Welsh Government spokesman said NHS Wales had not been affected by the cyber attack but it was "monitoring the situation closely".
He added:
 "We have recently invested in upgrading IT to protect potentially vulnerable front-line NHS Wales systems.
"We have also introduced a national standard for IT security for all GP surgeries in Wales."

However as a regular  patient to more than one Welsh NHS clinic , i have been amazed that they were are 
So were we  in Wales saved by astute protection or were lucky that this did not appear in Hospitals throughout Wales?

Cyber attack on NHS England

AS Another Angry Voice points out 

The Tories had seven years warning that Microsoft would be turning off security updates on the outdated Windows XP system, however it's been estimated that some 90% of NHS hospitals are still using this outdated operating system.
In 2014 there was the option of a rolling one-year renewal of the protection for  NHS systems still using XP but the Tories turned it down in order to save a paltry £5.5 million. As a result the NHS is facing an enormous bill to recover the damage caused by this ransomware attack. 
The Tory government sat on their hands and did virtually nothing, leaving the NHS extremely vulnerable to this attack, yet the majority of the press are playing this story as if it's "just one of those things" and refusing to subject Amber Rudd's comments to the critical scrutiny they so thoroughly deserve.

For many using the previous Windows 7 PCs and Windows 8.1  version Windows 10 was offered as Free upgrade for a period but this did not include XP and many waited anyway to make sure  any bugs were discovered before upgrading and now costs  £119.99 incl. VAT

Below id the Timeline for Windows operating system as you can see newer versions  are becoming more frequent with the next appearing om 2020

An image that visualizes the tables below

But why are government agencies using Windows anyway.

The  Linux operating system is free to users . Why doesn't the government use this.

It mlargely Virus resistant  but  this may be due to its low uptake and hackers can't be bothered  to attack it.

However surely the Welsh government for instance could come up with an arrangement that  they contribute to Linux development financially . whilst using the surplus  to create Cyber defences.

Indeed why can't we have a unique Linux system tweaked for NHS use for example.

I honestly don't know whether this is possible or if it could provide better protection fro hackers or if it would eventually prove a financial benifit.

All i;m saying is why not consider it? 



Saturday, 13 May 2017

Will the curse of Dafydd El's endorsement strike again?

With just two weeks to go to the Assembly Election and Police and Crime Commissioner  Dafydd Elis Thomas who was the eventual successful Plaid Candidate for Dwyfor Meirionnydd ,urged Plaid, Conservative and Liberal Democrat supporters to give their first or second preference votes to David Taylor on May 5, saying he wants to “stop Ukip in their tracks”.
Commenting on his call, Lord Elis-Thomas said:
 “I believe voters in North Wales need to think and act tactically in the election for the Police and Crime Commissioner, in order to stop Ukip in their tracks.
“The relatively new role of commissioner is hugely important in terms of injecting real democratic accountability into policing here in North Wales. It’s crucial therefore that the result of this election is not skewed by the UKIP vote for the Assembly on the same day.
“That’s why I’m calling on all supporters of Plaid Cymru, the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats right across North Wales to cast either their first or second preference vote for Labour’s David Taylor on polling day, to stop Ukip from inadvertently benefiting.
“David is someone I have known for many years. He is a Labour Party member but like me is never afraid to speak his mind and will always put the interests of
North Wales first. He is the candidate who can unite our region.
"I know he would make an outstanding commissioner, bringing a much-needed new energy and enthusiasm to the role.“It’s important that a true reflection of North Wales voting intention determines the outcome of the PCC election on May 5 and extremism is not rewarded by accident.”
Fortunately no-one listened  to Dafydd El and  Plaid's Arfon Jones won the race to become Police and Crime Commissioner and has proved to be an exceptionally good one.

Less thana year since Plaid workers in his constituency tramped the streets for him Dafydd El resigned as a party member and bow sits as an Independent in the Assembly.

Now he has endorsed Cardiff Wests Labour Candidate Kevin Brennen.


Plaid have been increasing their vote in Cardiff West over the years and whilst they were disappointed not to win more council seats a few weeks ago, on paper at least might just be putting a challenge to Labour.

It seems unlikely but I doubted that Arfon Jones would win the North Wales .

Prehaps the curse of Dafydd El's endorsement will see Plaid;s Michael Deem pull off the shock of the night.

Let's hope so.

Friday, 12 May 2017

If you want a Progressive rather than Tory Wales vote for Independence,

In truth if the Labour Part draft Manifesto turns up to be close to the leaked draft I would have little to disagree with

  • No income tax rises for those earning below £80,000 a year
  • More tax for large corporations and top 5% earners
  • Energy market, railways, buses and the Royal Mail back under public control
  • Creation of at least one publicly owned energy company in every region of the UK
  • Tuition fees abolished in England and maintenance grants reintroduced for university students
  • More than £6 billion extra annual funding for the NHS
  • Accept the EU referendum result but retain benefits of single market and customs union
  • Move towards creation of a National Care Service and invest £8 billion in care services
  • Creation of a Ministry of Labour to deliver investment in enforcing workers' rights
  • Zero hours contracts banned
  • Minimum wage brought into line with living wage - to at least £10 by 2020
However since there is no clear commitment to electoral reform it loses points from me


However  why do Welsh" Labour seem intent on distancing themselves from it

True the draft mention of Wales is er somewhat sparce 
Carwyn Jones said the Welsh Labour manifesto would be "distinct in its purpose, bold in its ambition, and proudly Welsh Labour throughout".
The first minister, who attended the manifesto meeting, said it was "extremely positive and constructive, underlining to all present the strength of the offer that Labour will be putting before the people both in Wales and across the UK on June 8th".
Mr Jones said "strong bonds with our Labour colleagues" at a UK level had meant "Wales's voice has also been heard loud and clear in the UK manifesto".
Er not by this 
Draft manifesto
So what difference will the Labour's Welsh Branch contain.
A proposal for Patity with Scotland ?  unlikely  .
Will it take out ending Zero Hour  contracts
Well
"We've tried 7 times to scrap zero hours contracts in Wales - Labour have voted that down every time" tells
But no .
In fact  I believe that we see little from Labour's  "Welsh" Manifesto is very little for Wales after all they are a UK party and are not going to have their MP's in a Welsh Bloc with some different policies .
After all what do "Welsh" Labour have to offer that wasn't in their Assembly Manifesto  last year?
In fact the "Welsh" and "Scottish" Manifestos are little more than the Unionist getting two bites of the Cherry when it comes to publicity..
Unless there a miracle next Month the Tories will win by a Landslide .
For Carwyn and the rest of "Welsh" Labour thy will have to decide whether they can continue to sit on the opposition benches indefinably when the Tories continue to make us poor West Britons ,
As I replied to this Tweet from Carwyb

MoreWe simply cannot give the Tories the freedom to walk all over Wales. Welsh Labour is
See more:


Wales face a stark choice either support the Union and Cruel Callous Tory Unionism  or if you support the values in Labour's Draft Manifesto.
Independence.