The third article in a five-part ConHome series this week on the future of the United Kingdom.
Posts by Andrew Davies AM
Andrew RT Davies is the Leader of the Welsh Conservatives and Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly for WalesFollow @
Andrew RT Davies: Too often, our activists feel that they are treated with contempt. Let’s change all that. Let’s value them. Reward them. Promote them.
And a leader with a mandate from Welsh members requires more recognition.
The Welsh Conservatives have a new, 25-point policy plan to help us speak to the seven in ten voters who live in our urban centres.
The clock is ticking on the Brexit negotiations and spreading confusion in this manner will only undermine the Prime Minister’s negotiating hand.
We have a duty to the future of Conservatism in Wales, and to the electorate on the whole, to engage in the fight on Welsh terms.
On the eve of our conference, it’s clear that the Labour Party and the Welsh nationalists have yet to wake up to last June’s result.
By contrast in the Conservative Party we are all Brexiteers now.
Current policies are unfair and anachronistic discrimination against fans of one sport, and push up the price of attending games.
Andrew RT Davies: Wales needs new ideas, not Old Labour. And in a hundred days voters have the chance to make it happen.
Our group in the Assembly is articulating a clear and optimistic vision of the change Wales needs.
My aim in next year’s election is simple – I want to be First Minister.
Andrew RT Davies: It’s time for change in Wales – and a government that doesn’t just focus on Cardiff
Labour’s been in charge here since 1999. That’s 16 years of the same old faces and the same tired mantra.
Andrew RT Davies: A Welsh Conservative Government would make Wales the first Living Wage country in the UK
We will tackle the root causes of poverty and deprivation by ensuring no public sector worker earns less than £7.85 an hour.
Health spending – cut it. An Airport – nationalise it. Appoint a Business Minister – better make it one that likes Karl Marx.
Future Welsh Governments will be responsible for raising a proportion for the money they spend.
The Welsh Government seems to have buried its head in the sand in the blind hope of a happy ending.