- June 6, 2014
- Posted by: Owen Smith MP
- Category: Latest News
Click here to watch Owen’s reaction to this year’s Queen’s Speech.
Commenting further, the Shadow Welsh Secretary and MP for Pontypridd said:
“If the European election results told us anything, it is that people are demanding more from politics and politicians, yet sadly this Queen’s Speech has fallen woefully short of delivering on that challenge.
“Having spent four years making life worse for ordinary people the Tories and Lib Dems have run out of steam and made it crystal clear that they have no ideas for delivering a more prosperous future in Wales and across the UK. They are wedded to the idea of sticking up for the wealthiest, while critically lacking ambition to help everybody else get on.
“This is a stark contrast to the Labour Party. We have set out clear promises to freeze energy prices, ban exploitative zero hour contracts, repeal the bedroom tax and reform banks to promote UK wide growth.
“Our plans offer a credible alternative to this tired Tory government, which will help put money in peoples’ pockets, allowing us to earn our way out of this crisis and provide some much needed optimism.”