The past few months have been a testament to the sheer grit and tenacity of the people of Wales and in particular to the many who have been prepared to put themselves in harm's way for the greater good.
And I would like to send my heartfelt thanks to each and every one of them.
It’s great to be here with so many friends today, and not just to get two hundred miles away from Westminster. I’ve always loved spending time in Wales. When I lived in Bristol I’d often visit with my dad.