Cutting taxes - no tall order
There has been much gnashing of teeth over Howard Flight's comments. Labour are now saying that there is some secret agenda to cut spending on schools hospitals the police or other frontline services. There is no such thing and Conservatives like myself actively campaign for better public facilities in our areas. However there is no doubt that large amounts money are wasted in the public sector. This morning I revealed in the Western Mail that the Welsh Development Agency had spent £43,500 sending eight members of staff to the exclusive resort of Cannes in the South of France where they visited a "property conference." This is just a drop in the ocean compared to the millions which have been wasted on schemes like the Welsh Assembly debating chamber, Welsh Embassies around the World, not to mention the millions earmarked for free schools breakfasts. And this is just a sample of what is going on in Wales. Cut out the waste and we can cut taxes without cutting public services. Simple.