Cairns hits out at ‘power-obsessed’ First Minister
in November. Hedd Wyn was the bardic name of Ellis Evans, from Trawsfynydd, who was killed on the first day of the Battle of Passchendaele during World War One.
He was posthumously awarded the bard’s chair at the 1917 National Eisteddfod in Birkenhead, just a few weeks after he died on the front line.
The trip to Belgium will be the CARWYN Jones is power-obsessed and spends most of his time seeking to divide the UK, Welsh Secretary Alun CairnsCairns hashas claimed.
The Conservative frontbenchercher hit out at the Welsh First Ministerter as he advised his own party toto not “devolve and forget” butt “come together” to support the UK Government’s Brexit strategy led by Prime Minister Theresa May and Brexit Secretary David Davis.
Mr Cairns, speaking at thee Tory party conference in Man-chester, said Labour in Wales isis “pursuing an agenda” which aimsims to “derail” Brexit despite a majorityrity ofof Welsh voters backing Leave at thethe 20162016 EU referendum.
He told party members: “At a time when our economic interests need to be our priority, when we should be reaching out to new choir’s first performance on foreign soil.
The 60-strong choir has been awarded a £5,000 grant from the Your Community Your Choice fund, set up jointly by North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones, North Wales Police and the North Wales Police and Community Trust (PACT). markets, securing new trading opportunities and increasing our exports, the First Minister isis obsessedobsessed with process, bureaucracy andand powpower. ““ButBu we will not give in to pressuresure to make decisions that are inin the interest of politicians ratrather than the people they seserve. “His most recent demands arare around a constitutional coconvention, more joint minisisterial committees, another WWales Bill, his role in Brexit negnegotiations and calls for federaleral frameworks and structures atat eveevery stage. But it’s not about him.him. ““HeHe seemssee to spend most of his time workingk with the nationalists in Scotland seeking to divide the UK, rather than working in the interests of every constituent part.”
Much of the money was recovered through the Proceeds of Crime Act, with the rest coming from the Police and Crime Commissioner’s own funds.
Commissioner Arfon Jones dropped in a rehearsal at Rhyl’s Pavilion Theatre to see for himself the difference the grant is making. He said: “Only Boys Aloud is a unique project that’s helping and benefitting a great many teenage boys from some of North Wales’ most deprived areas. The choir really is a credit to North Wales, their parents and their communities.”
“I hope that this next generation will pass on the need to never forget the Great War, so that we may never be plunged into such darkness again.”
● Welsh Secretary Alun Cairns, main, speaking at the Conservative party conference in which he claimed First Minister Carwyn Jones, left, is seeking to derail Brexit