The Liberal Democrats say they'd cut the basic rate of income tax by 2p if they were in a future Welsh Government with tax-varying powers. Finance spokesman Peter Black says it's in keeping with the ideals of the last Liberal Prime Minister, Lloyd George, who's 150th birthday it would be today.
Welsh Liberal Democrats have rejected the findings of a poll published in today's Western Mail which suggests they'll pick up just half the number of votes they won in 2008. Peter Black AM dismissed the poll findings as 'inconsistent' and said other surveys showed different levels of support.
But he acknowledged that Thursday will be a difficult election for the party, saying that,
We know what the trends are; we're working to buck those trends.
Welsh Liberal Democrats have accused Labour ministers of 'leaving to gather dust' a law on healthy eating which was passed unanimously by the Assembly two and a half years ago. The legislation to promote good nutrition in schools won Royal Assent in October 2009. Lib Dem Chief Whip Peter Black said,
Either the Labour Government is deliberately ignoring the will of the Welsh legislature or they are too lazy to implement what was passed in the Assembly 30 months ago.