Sir Keir Starmer has vowed that Wales will “take back control” of its economy under a Labor government and has accused the Tories of using Brexit to cut Welsh money.
In his keynote speech, the opposition leader at the Welsh Workers’ Conference called for a “spirit of empowerment” to “transform Britain and give our communities and our great nation the power they need to control their destinies”. said he wanted to use
If Labor wins the next general election, it will be empowered with funds to replace EU aid to the Welsh government, he said at a rally in Llandudno.
According to the Welsh government, Wales would lose around £750m over three years (2021-22 to 2023-24) if Westminster took the approach of replacing the EU Structural Fund.
The alternative Shared Prosperity Fund is controlled by the UK government, which Labor leaders described as a “scandal” and “disgrace”.
Walking through the storm over Gary Lineker, he accused the BBC of “not giving in to Tory MPs and acting fairly”, adding that “they have done this terribly wrong”.
He accused the Tories of using Brexit “to regain control of that money from Wales, not from the EU”.
Mr Sturmer said:
“The decision-making role of the Welsh government on structural finance has been restored and it is time for Wales to regain control.”
He added: Only the workers transfer economic power and control from Westminster. ”
However, he did not outline the amount that would be provided to the Welsh government under the proposal.
The council will seek cash, plan and implement projects, but the Conservative Party says Labor has failed to make the most of the billions of pounds in EU subsidies Wales has received since 2000.
Sturmer said decisions that create wealth for local communities should be made by people who are “game sensitive.”
He argued that the move would “extend power and opportunity from Westminster” and be part of “a new approach to politics and democracy throughout Britain”.
But he warned delegations that managing the economy and public finances “must be done first…even if it disrupts what we might want to do in power.” .
The workforce will also drive investment in renewable energy such as wind and solar, and improve the insulation of 19 million homes, transforming the UK into a ‘green growth superpower’.
Sturmer recently announced five missions to improve the country. This includes ensuring high and sustainable growth and building an NHS fit for the future.
These goals “will rekindle the hopes shared in all corners of Britain”, he said.
“They will broaden our horizons and free us from the poverty of Conservative ambitions.”
He also promised that under his prime minister a “complete overhaul of the Westminster system” would take place, a “policy that stores potential and stores power”.
And he said there is “an impatience for change and national renewal” and that “the British people are turning to labor to provide for it”.
The Labor leader said the proposed changes “must be credible” and that politics to restore hope would be difficult because “working people are tired of false promises”.