Now that the Welsh Government's annual progress report has been published the response from the opposition parties in the Assembly hasn't been any more welcoming. You can see all the report's information and any progress made by clicking here. Opposition leader Andrew RT Davies said:
– Andrew RT Davies, leader of the Opposition
This annual report is nothing more than a fig leaf to cover the monumental failure of a tired and lazy Welsh Labour Government, which under Carwyn Jones, has run out of steam.
This document glosses over appalling waiting times in the NHS due to Labour’s record-breaking health cuts, fails to report on the progress of Enterprise Zones to secure economic growth and ignores the recent PISA tests which will lay bare performance in literacy and numeracy.
The Welsh Liberal Democrat leader was just as critical:
– Kirsty Williams AM, Welsh Liberal Democrat Leader
As I rightly suspected, the Welsh Labour Government published pages and pages of self congratulatory bumf with little meaning or use to Assembly Members or the people of Wales.
The actions they describe as key to delivering their promises vary from merely attending meetings and launching consultations to congratulating themselves on introducing legislation to the chamber. It is a less than useful analysis of the state of the government’s programme of action and the state of Wales in general.