Cairns hits out at ‘power-ob­sessed’ First Min­is­ter

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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

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