"We've waited for long enough. No more press releases, no more speeches, we need action... the people here need to see these promises made real,"Since losing his Cabinet Job and the patronage of the former First Ministe Carwyn Jones his old Aberystwyth Uni mate, some of his recent Tweets seem to be indicating a more independent course.
Newly-appointed Welsh Government special adviser has compared one of its former cabinet members to Donald Trump.He wrote:
Paul Griffiths likened Labour AM Alun Davies's use of "alternative facts" about local government to Trump's false claims about climate change.
The comments, made last year in a blog, came to light little over a month after Mr Griffiths was made an adviser for local government minister Julie James.
The Welsh Government said the remarks did not represent its views.
Former Labour councillor Mr Griffiths, who once served as an adviser to the late Rhodri Morgan, criticised plans to reorganise local government in a series of posts on his website pgriffithsblog.
"When certain politicians do not like tested and confirmed evidence they make up 'alternative' facts."Putin says he has no soldiers in Ukraine."Trump says the climate is not changing."Johnson says that Brexit will lead to £350 million a week more for the NHS."Alun Davies the Welsh Government's Local Government Minister says that local authorities in Wales need to have an average populations size of 300,000 in order to meet contemporary challenges."There is no factual evidence to support this.... It is an alternative fact."