Commenting on Labour's manifesto launch, Kirsty Williams, leader of the
Welsh Liberal Democrats said:
"Peter Hain and Labour's hollow promises are a con and the people of
Wales shouldn't be duped by them.
"They are promising to rebuild the economy yet Gordon Brown was a key
architect of one of the biggest depressions since 1930s. They promised
to halve child poverty by 2010 yet thousands of children still live in
poverty in Wales and the figures are rising. They promised to restore
our trust in politics but over the last 13 years they have presided over
expenses scandal after expenses scandal and blocked reforms to clean up
politics. Their 2005 manifesto promised full employment in every nation
and region by 2010. Today, unemployment levels in Wales are among the
highest in the UK.
"The people of Wales shouldn't hold their breath for this 'wave of
thousands and thousands of jobs' promised by Peter Hain as Labour cannot
be trusted to deliver. Over the last 13 years, they have proved that
they cannot deliver.
"Their promises are empty and they shouldn't be trusted with a 4th