Welsh Conservatives have expressed disappointment over the failure of the Labour Party to support today’s debate on Covid-19 Prevention Measures.
Paul Davies MS – the Leader of the Opposition in the Welsh Parliament – said:
“It is disappointing that the Welsh Labour-led Government did not support our motion – a motion to save lives and livelihoods – but instead chose to play political football with it.
“Labour has dithered during the pandemic, for example only introducing face masks in shops from this week despite our repeated calls over many weeks for their introduction.
“Welsh Conservatives know that it would show consistency for face coverings to be made mandatory in schools, too, and so this formed a key part of our motion. Labour, however, being typically inconsistent, rejected it.
“Today, we also called for the introduction of testing of all passengers arriving at Cardiff Airport – an airport owned by the Welsh Government – but again, the party stalled, and then rejected the idea.
“A national crisis is the time for decisiveness and action, not the inconsistency, delay and dithering the party across the floor has subjected the people of Wales to throughout the pandemic.
“However, that is precisely what that party has given Wales for 21 long years.
“But there is hope, and that hope lies in next year’s Welsh Parliamentary election which will be the chance to end Labour’s dithering by electing a Welsh Conservative government to unleash Wales’ potential.”