Labour politicians are taking to the airwaves to announce Britain’s economic recession is over
This is because the economy grew by a magnificent 0.1 per cent in the last quarter of 2009.
Gordon Brown’s promise that Britain would lead the world out of recession lies in tatters.
We were one of the first in and we are the last of the major world economies out of recession.
Gordon Brown’s decisions as Chancellor left Britain ill-prepared and his judgements as Prime Minister made the recession even worse.
In Wales, 21,000 people have lost their jobs in the last 12 months alone, and we have the highest unemployment rate of any UK nation. Firms are closing or moving out of Wales altogether.
We need a fresh approach to creating and protecting jobs, supporting businesses, and investing in skills and training.
The skills and ability and resourcefulness of the Welsh people are the reasons to be cheerful for the future-plus, thank goodness, the likely prospect of a change of government at Westminster.