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Plaid Cymru Pledges to Protect Welsh Budget

Magazine article Public Finance

Plaid Cymru Pledges to Protect Welsh Budget

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Welsh nationalist party Plaid Cymru has made its pitch for the general election, claiming to be the only party that would protect public services in Wales.

At Plaid's manifesto launch on April 13, party leader Ieuan Wyn Jones said that, should there be a hung Parliament, Plaid would seek to protect the Welsh budget from cuts. The London-based parties have already decided whaf s important to them - the City, the banks, die votes of so-called Middle Britain. Contrast [this with] our values of looking after the vulnerable and protecting frontline services,' he said.

Plaid's priorities are to increase the state pension, seek greater devolution and tackle the deficit by scrapping identity cards and the replacement of Trident nuclear submarines.

Daran Hill, managing director of public affairs consultancy Positif Politics, said Plaid had focused for the first time not on constitutional issues but on other policies, with cuts to public services seen as the most critical issue'. …

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