As an ex Police Officer I am glad that both Susan Elan Jones MP and Ken Skates AM are concerned about the injuries sustained by my colleagues in the course of their duties (900 Assaults on Police in Five Years) Post, July 5th. What I am not so clear about is whether Ms Jones and Mr Skates have any practical solutions or is their headlining just empty rhetoric. As we all know their calls on Teresa May will fall on deaf ears and North Wales Police’s budget will be cut by 20%; and the only way to protect the Welsh public is to take responsibility away from the Home Secretary and Whitehall and devolve it to the Welsh Assembly. At the same time that Skates and Jones are ‘whingeing away’ about Teresa May, their Labour Ministerial colleagues in Cardiff are rejecting Plaid Cymru’s Jocelyn Davies’ call for Policing to be devolved. This is just more evidence of how totally clueless Welsh Labour are in looking after the interests of Wales.
Cynghorydd/Councillor Arfon Jones,