"Welsh " Labour have somehow decided that its best position is to put fowaed a Faux Nationalism in its claim that
It is only Welsh Labour that will stand up for Wales.They appeal Anti-Tory sentiments and try to steal Plaid Cymru voteds that they are the only Party able to face fown the Tories in the interest of the people of Wales .
But its all moonshine . there is no "Welsh" Labout no matter how much are promoting Carwyn Jones over Jeremy Corbyn . once they are elected they will not place the interest of Wales first and obey thier true masters in London
In her biography of her father John Mclean Nan Milton wrote of the election of the Red Clydesiders in the General Election of 1922 and refers to the leader the ILP’s 10 Cydesiders ,James Maxton addressing Glasgow City hall before departing for Westminster.
People talk about the atmosphere of the House of Commons getting the better of the Labour men. They will se the atmosphere of the Clyde getting the better of the House of Commons. All the Labour members are personal friends. We are not leaving Glasgow as so many individuals but as a team working towards a goal-and that is the abolition of poverty.
Eighteen months later in the same hall. Maxton has a very different tale to tell. In unambiguous terms he illustrates the inevitable loss of vitality and growing frustration of the group when separated from their popular roots #, and confounded by the arrogance and contempt pf English MPs who regarded them as parochial bumpkins. Maxton clearly anticipated the danger to political integrity….such surroundings would breed, and his solution was short and unequivocal one. The Clydesiders must return to the Clyde and take up the challenge of creating a Socialist Commonwealth in Scotland.
"Welsh" Labour have had years to come to the same conclusion but in thier own interest have decided that they xan abandon the cause of Wales for the Union even if it is run by rught wing Tories.
The ever astute y Cyfneifwr gives us just one example of a "Welsh" Labour MP "Standing" up for Wales
Writing on the record of Nia Griffiths he points out that she..
:,,voted 13 times to devolve more powers to Scotland, but only 6 times to devolve more powers to Wales.Now "Welsh" Labour once again raps itself in Y Ddraig Goch which they will wear with pride , until they cross the threshold of the House of Commons , where they will swap it for the Union flag.
· Absent for a vote on Devolving Responsibility for Jobcentre Plus to the Welsh Government
· Voted against devolving powers relating to energy generation to the National Assembly for Wales· Absent for a vote on devolving long haul rates of duty to Wales
· Absent for a vote on devolving legislative competence for water in Wales· Absent for a vote to allow the National Assembly for Wales to set the number of AMs· Absent for a vote to allow Welsh Ministers to set own capital expenditure priorities· Absent for a vote to devolve policing powers to Wales· Absent for a vote to allow Welsh thresholds for income tax· Absent for a vote on the separation of legal jurisdictions for England and Wales· Absent for a vote to allow a referendum on devolving Welsh income tax rate setting
Other votes· Voted against devolving more powers to local councils and local people particularly in relation to social housing and planning· Voted against requiring a more extensive set of conditions be met prior to consent for fracking· Voted against giving MPs from Wales a veto when laws specifically impacting their part of the UK are discussed. Voted for mass surveillance of people's communications and activities
And here is Labour's Westminster record on devolving more powers to Wales ("Standing up for Wales"):
• Tories voted against and Labour abstained from voting on separate jurisdiction for Wales.• Labour abstained from voting to stop the UK Government intervening in the actions of the National Assembly if it impacts water in England. Plaid voted against this.
• Labour abstained from voting to give the National Assembly for Wales powers over policing, police pay, probation, community safety, crime prevention. Plaid vote for.
• Tories voted against and Labour abstained from devolving powers over non-wind generating stations in Wales. Plaid voted for.
• Tories voted against devolving powers to regulate betting machines. Plaid voted for.
• Tories voted not to devolve powers relation to alcohol and entertainment licensing. Plaid voted for.
• Tories voted against allowing public sector bodies to operate rail services in Wales. Plaid voted for.
• Tories voted against devolving powers relating to air passenger duty to Wales. Plaid voted for.
• Tories voted against and Labour abstained from voting to allow the Welsh Assembly to set Income Tax thresholds. Plaid voted for.
• Tories voted against and Labour abstained from voting to allow the people of Wales to decide whether to devolve powers over income tax to the Welsh Assembly. Plaid voted for.
• Tories voted against and Labour abstained from voting to devolve responsibility for the Job Centre to Wales. Plaid vote for.
• Labour and Tories voted against devolving powers relating to energy generation to Wales. Plaid voted for this.
• Tories voted against and Labour abstained from considering basing Welsh public funding on the needs of the country. Plaid voted for.
• Tories voted against and Labour abstained from allowing the Welsh Assembly to set the number of AMs it should have. Plaid vote for this.
• Tories voted against and Labour abstained from allowing the Welsh Government to decide on which infrastructure projects to invest in. Plaid voted for this.
• Tories voted against and Labour abstained from devolving powers over water to Wales. Plaid voted for this.
And if that were not enough, here is the record of Welsh Labour MPs on other matters:
• Labour voted with the Tories (or abstained) for the harshest of austerity measures – to slash public spending by a further £30 billion, mainly by capping welfare benefits. Plaid voted against.
• Labour and Tories voted to double the income of the Royal Family, despite austerity measures for the rest of the country. Plaid voted against.
• Labour voted with the Tories to reduce tax credit payments for the lowest paid workers in society. Plaid voted against.• Labour and the Tories voted to cut benefits for disabled people and those with long-term illnesses. Plaid voted against.
• Labour didn’t bother to vote to ensure the Prime Minister had to take into account the objectives of Wales when conducting negotiations with the EU. Plaid voted for.• Labour didn’t bother to vote to stop the Tories passing a law to allow the mass interception of people's communications, and the retention and use by the state of data, including personal banking, travel, and health data. Plaid voted to stop this.
As they go confident that they have secured the allegiance of Welsh voters they will some time forget to swap it back .