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Wood: We can end austerity

PLAID Cymru leader Leanne Wood called yesterday for Wales to “speak with one voice” and reject austerity in her New Year’s message.

Ms Wood admitted that more cuts promised by posh Chancellor George Osborne “hardly make us look to the future with optimism.”

But she told the people of Wales that “we are not powerless,” calling on them to “shape events rather than allow events to shape us.”

She said: “Wales can call time on the austerity agenda that has proven an economic and social failure.”

Ms Wood said Plaid wanted to balance the books by “creating jobs, investing in communities and rebuilding the economy — not dismantling it.”

And in a special appeal, she urged young people to cast their crucial votes against austerity in the “most unpredictable election for decades.”

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