First Minister's conference claims are 'pure fantasy' - Welsh Conservatives

Welsh Conservatives have attacked the First Minister's claims in his speech to Labour's conference as 'pure fantasy.' Carwyn Jones listed achievements that he said showed his government's 'fairness in action.' Opposition leader Andrew RT Davies said:

Can the First Minister look young people in the eye and tell them they won’t be making the grade in global tests on literacy and numeracy?

Can he look them in the eye and explain why pupil spending per head is lower here than in England and why school buildings are crumbling?

Can he look them in the eye and explain why youth unemployment is rocketing and why Wales remains the poorest part of the UK?

Simply - education and the economy are clear examples of how Labour in Wales is failing. To suggest otherwise is pure fantasy.

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Labour Party conference

Welsh delegates are playing a prominent role at Labour's annual conference in Manchester - with Wales the only part of the UK where the party's in power