25 February 2011
Leader of Wales Green Party Jake Griffiths today set out his vision for a lasting economic recovery for Wales and criticised the Labour/Plaid approach:
"There has been a lack of strategic long term vision, we've seen a ‘here today, gone tomorrow' approach to jobs, the environment, and building a fairer society.
"Where Wales once powered the world we must once again become the engine room of the Green Economy."
Ahead of his bid to become the first Green Assembly Member in May, he called for a long term plan to create jobs in the low carbon economy:
"I'm not prepared to stand by while this Government's policies lay ruin to the heart of Wales.
"If elected as one of the first Greens to the Assembly in May, I will stand up for public services, I will argue for the approach Wales desperately needs, not a ‘here today, gone tomorrow' attitude to jobs, public services and the environment but sensible policies that will ensure our long term well-being.
"We need to ensure a lasting economic renewal through development of the low carbon economy. An army of workers, 50,000 we estimate, could be employed to help plug our leaky homes, install renewable energy systems and develop public transport infrastructure.
"I'm hoping to be part of a strengthened Welsh Assembly to fight against the dangerous and unnecessary spending cuts imposed by Westminster, and argue for the alternative, investment in new jobs and the low-carbon economy that will keep tax revenues up and benefit payments down."
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