I have mentioned on another thread that welsh politicians are more interested in empire building than anything else. Some scoffed at the claim. Considering the welsh governments budget has been falling and front line services squeezed, it seems odd that ministers have managed to find the finances for this.
Of course, some will make out our politicians have our interests at heart and need to increase the size of state despite taking even more money from the front line to fund this sort of expansion. Such people would answer differently to the rest of us when asked how many planets orbit their sun
I congratulate the bullingdon boys for creating the right overarching framework to allow the uk economy to grow. Wales is just being dragged along despite the best efforts of the communists to ensure otherwise.
I'd email comrade hart as suggested but i would probably drown in a sea of applications, paperwork and other forms before I'd be allowed a response.
You make it way too easy
Have you been on the cooking sherry?
I'd say the English regions have been downsizing their public sector whereas in Wales we haven't yet. This is about to happen with the local government reorganisation seeing upwards of 20k jobs disappear. That's about 1.5-2% of the workforce.
Wales is doing better, albeit from a lower base so any rise is proportionally higher. I think we also need to look at the quality and skill levels of the jobs that are being created. We still don't seem to get the divisional or headquarter jobs that bring greater wealth into the nation. We seem to attract more call centre type work. I would also hazard a guess that the likes of amazon play a larger percentage of the welsh workforce than the rest of the uk and as such any Christmas upswing will have a greater impact here.
There are reasons to be optimistic but I'd say its more down to the uk economy in general rather than anything WG are doing. If WG are having any sort of impact then why do we still have empty offices at assembly square, no new businesses in the finance enterprise zone with new capital city centre prime office development at a standstill? One year in and why is Cardiff airport still in decline (if you factor in the general upswing in aviation activity)?
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