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Wednesday 31st
posted by Zoe Streatfield in Britain

THE Labour Party has accused the Tories of never caring about Wales as it launched a new poster warning that more “cruel cuts” will be on the way if Theresa May is elected on June 8.

The poster — “Don’t let the Tories trample over Wales” — was unveiled in Cardiff by Welsh Labour leader and First Minister Carwyn Jones, shadow Welsh secretary Christina Rees and campaign chairman Wayne David yesterday.

Mr Jones said the election is “crucial for the future of Wales,” adding that “the stakes for local communities could not be higher.”

“It’s communities like this that will suffer the hardest with five more years of cruel cuts. We simply cannot let the Tories trample all over Wales again,” he said.

“Only a vote for Welsh Labour can stop the Tories,” Mr Jones said, adding that a vote for Labour is a “vote for free school breakfasts, building new schools and hospitals, support for jobs and industries like steel, for more police on the streets, for investment in rail and big new energy projects.”

The Communist Party of Britain urged the Welsh people to play a key role in securing a historic Labour victory on June 8.

The party’s Welsh secretary Trevor Jones warned that “five more years of Tory cuts, privatisation and warmongering will do untold damage to the people of Wales and the fabric of our society.”

Speaking in Merthyr Tydfil, Mr Jones also warned that “a future Tory government would seek a Brexit that serves the interests of the rich and big business — but what is needed is an exit in the interests of workers and the people generally.”

The latest poll has seen Labour retake the lead in Wales, where its support has surged 9 points to 44 per cent. The Tories have dropped 7 points to 37 per cent.