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Wales is punished for voting Labour.

THE PS1bn shortfall for rail funding for Wales on top of the PS1bn cut to the Welsh budget, in addition to the UK-wide lack of funding for nursing bursaries that leaves NHS Wales struggling to meet demand, sends a very clear message that Westminster has no intention of making good the loss of EU structural funding for the poorest parts of Wales after Brexit, or of protecting Welsh farming.

Ironically, the recent celebrations of the fight for universal suffrage only serve to illustrate that the Brexit referendum has proved the final nail in the coffin of our unreformed firstpast-the-post voting system which denies most of us any real choice in how we are governed.

We are saddled with a minority Tory goverment without any coherent plan for Brexit that appears bent on punishing Wales for voting Labour.

Margaret Phelps Penarth

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Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Feb 17, 2018
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