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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

No confidence

No sooner do I post yesterday that the three opposition parties should work together better to hold the government to account than the three leaders table a motion of no confidence in the health minister.

The Western Mail reports that the Welsh Conservatives, Plaid Cymru and the Welsh Liberal Democrats have agreed to use the Welsh Liberal Democrat opposition time next Wednesday afternoon to debate the motion of no confidence following the controversy surrounding the independence of the Case for Change report.

This is a good start, but it is not just on showpiece motions that we need better coordination. In the second Assembly when Labour had a minority government joint working was far more effective and Labour struggled to make their mark.

We all need to rise above Welsh government taunts of 'three conservative parties' working together and get on with the job we were elected to do, namely to scrutinise government and help them focus their policies in the best interests of the people of Wales.

Besides the most conservative party in the Assembly chamber is Welsh Labour. Nothing has changed in that regard in 13 years.
'This is a good start, but it is not just on showpiece motions that we need better coordination'

Good to read that line Peter, it's easy for the Opposition to come together when there is a direct benefit to them, the challenge to you all is to work together when there is less reward for you other than the effective scrutiny of the Welsh Government.

Mike German, Nick Bourne and Ieuan Wyn Jones managed to find a way to work together as you said. Kirsty Williams, Leanne Wood and Andrew RT Davies have made a start, they need to do the same week in week ou.
Good start. It is simply too much for a Minister to interfere in an otherwise independent review/report to cover up crass incompetence. The Minister concerned should do the decent thing and resign.
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