Following the statement released yesterday by the Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services, Julie Morgan AM, I would like to place on record my delight at the breakthrough we have made. It is a pleasure to be working with our new First Minister Mark Drakeford and his revamped cabinet that differs substantially from the previous regime. Welsh Labour have now successfully re-branded themselves and are moving forward with a clear vision of creating a society based on 21st century socialist ideas.
There is still some work to be done with Welsh Labour on the new arrangements to support disabled people to live independently. I am confident that this work will be carried out constructively and add to the ‘clear red water’ that Welsh Labour are once again setting between themselves and Westminster. The fact that the party that I am proud to be a member of, has listened and acted appropriately is really encouraging and gives me hope for the future.
I would also like to thank everyone involved in this campaign. People have been very kind in praising my role in this campaign, but I certainly could not have made a difference on my own. I do not want to list everyone who has played a part in this campaign for two reasons: to begin with, I would be here all day and secondly, I would be worried of missing someone out. I don’t want anyone to be getting annoyed at me for forgetting them.
Those people who have played a significant role in this campaign, know who they are, and deserve plenty of credit as well. I should also mention that we have had the backing of a plethora of Labour MP’s in addition to Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn and Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell .The fact that Welsh Labour are now in tune with the Labour Party in Westminster can only be a good thing.
The work continues, but with a bright ray of sunshine peeking through the clouds.