Member of Parliament for Torfaen and Shadow Home Secretary, Rt Hon Nick Thomas-Symonds MP, has criticised today’s Queen’s Speech for lacking the vision required to rebuild the country after the pandemic.
As the UK Government outlines its legislative programme for the forthcoming Parliament, Mr Thomas-Symonds MP has said that it ‘does not even scratch the surface’ of dealing with the huge issues that Britain faces over the next decade:
“This Queen’s speech shows the UK Government is all talk and no action on so many of the key areas we need to tackle the pandemic and to rebuild better.
They are all talk and no action on securing our borders during the biggest health crisis in a century, as dangerous variants are now breaking out across the country.
They are quick to act when it comes to giving contracts to their friends, but have failed to act when the self-employed needed help through this pandemic.
They are all talk when it comes to addressing crime, yet recorded violent crime has more than doubled since 2015.
This is in stark contrast to the Welsh Labour Government’s plans for a better, more resilient Wales. The Welsh Government will provide a guarantee of work, education, or training for all under 25s, investing in more Police Community Support Officers, and as part of the Welsh NHS Recovery Plan, training 12,000 new NHS staff and a new medical school. I am pleased that Welsh Labour have grasped the nettle in rebuilding the foundations of jobs and public services.”