The choice Between Labour and the Tories is no Choice at all

Plaid Parliamentary for Carmarthen East and Dinefwr Jonathan Edwards has launched a scathing attack on the “cosy London economic consensus” saying that only a string Plaid Cymru team of MPs in Westminster will prioritise protecting public services and fight for social justice.

Addressing Plaid’s Pre-Election Conference in Cardiff Jonathan Edwards said that the Tories are rubbing their hands together with glee as they plan damaging cuts to public services that risk plunging our communities into a double-dip recession. Mr Edwards said:

“Let us be under no illusions, the Tories will use this deficit as a mandate to pursue their life-long ambition of declaring war on the public sector. Tory Shadow Cabinet Members are at this very moment gleefully overlooking where they could wield the axe. It will be messy and uncoordinated as new Tory Ministers look for the biggest Telegraph and Daily Mail headlines during the so called ‘war on waste’.”

Labour faces an unprecedented implosion as it sells out its core vote in the hope of “out-Torying the Tories”, Mr Edwards continued. He added:

“Labour have based their election strategy on trying to out Tory the Tories – it is doomed to fail. They are skiing down an electoral black slope with a mile long crevasse at the bottom. The best they can hope for is a hung Parliament. When it comes to responsibility for the recession, there is little doubt that Labour is guilty as charged. In accepting the core economic policies of their Tory predecessors the financial sector became even more dominant over the UK economy as a whole. The so called golden goose became a noose over economies such as ours.”

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