Responding to the public war of words between Peter Hain MP, the Shadow Secretary of State for Wales and Carwyn Jones, the Leader of the Labour Party in Wales, Peter Black AM, the Welsh Liberal Democrat Chief Whip said:
“Carwyn Jones is meant to be the leader of the Labour Party in Wales but his own MPs are now openly revolting against his government and his leadership. There will be many people who are now confused about who speaks for Welsh Labour – Peter Hain or Carwyn Jones.
“It is hard to see how Welsh Labour can be a strong voice for Wales when they are in this sort of turmoil. Just yesterday there were calls to abolish the post of Secretary of State for Wales. How long will it be before Carwyn Jones formally calls for Peter Hain’s post to be abolished?”