In a blistering speech to the Siambr yesterday, Mid & West Wales MS Neil Hamilton compared the Senedd's proposals for a "Citizen's Assembly" to the sham Parliament in North Korea.
UKIP's new interim leader, Neil Hamilton MS blasted plans to increase the number of Senedd members, saying that:
"The reality is that there is absolutely no demand whatsoever amongst the people who have elected us to this place to increase the size of the Senedd... There isn't a single election in which we've managed to get turnout to elect Members of the Senedd to 50 per cent. Recent opinion polls have shown a growing disaffection with this place and a growing demand to get rid of it"
The MS for Mid & West Wales went further to criticise proposals to introduce a 'Citizen's Assembly', stating that:
"It would actually be another shield against public opinion, and it would be just like, I think, those sham parliaments that we see in dictatorships like North Korea, where basically they're rubber stamps to produce what the establishment wants. These organisations would be filled with wannabe politicians themselves, or Cardiff Bay hangers on, or people who are funding beneficiaries of the institutions of Welsh Government and so on.... A lot of these organisations are funded either directly by Welsh Government contracts or grants, so I don't think we should regard any of them as independent, and they're run by the political friends of Welsh Government. Wales isn't a democracy, it's a chumocracy,"
As representatives from the Welsh Conservatives, Welsh Labour, and Plaid Cymru spoke in favour of giving out more jobs for the boys, we need more brave politicians elected in May 2021 to speak out against this total waste of money.
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