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Wales – the most politically important part of the UK

June 23rd 2011

The future of the welfare state and the role of the public sector in the UK depend on Wales’s performance over the next few years, says Bevan Foundation Director Victoria Winckler.  Speaking at WLGA’s annual conference on 23rd June 2011, she argued that how well public services perform will be of interest to the whole of the UK as Wales’s public sector-led approach is compared with the private sector model in England.

Victoria commented that ‘The stakes are high. If public services here perform less well than in England, then UK parties – of all colours – are likely to conclude that the ‘Wales public sector model’ doesn’t work. Indeed if Welsh services are seen to have failed the era of public service itself could well be over.  The private sector model will have been proven to be superior.’

Whilst other speakers at the event concluded that Wales is the most politically unimportant part of the UK, Victoria reached the opposite verdict and argued that public services needed to up their game.

Read the full text of Victoria Winckler’s speech at http://thisismytruth.org/2011/06/23/wales-the-most-politically-unimportant-part-of-the-uk/

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