AS 2014 draws to a close and we look to the future, let us hope that it will be a prosperous one.
Unfortunately after 15 ½ years of Labour Welsh Government, five of those with Carwyn Jones at t helm, Wales has becom poorer relative to the re of the UK and the Wels NHS is struggling.
David Cameron appointed former Labour Minister Alan Milburn to Chair the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission. His State of the Nation 2014 report found that Wales has the second highest child po erty rate amongst the U nations and regions, th almost three quarters of children eligible for free school meals in Wales do not achieve 5 good GCSEs, higher than any English region, and that there are fewer professional jobs in Wales than anywhere but North East England and Northern Ireland. It also Wales is the worst performing economy amongst the 12 UK nations and regions – and West Wales and the Valleys, including 4 North Wales counties, is still the worst performing sub region in the UK, despite billions