Thursday, 11 September 2008

Bad news: housing just got cheaper

For decades, Plaid Cymru have complained about the high cost of housing. Press releases would arrive almost daily bemoaning the fact that house prices were out of the reach of young people in many areas, with all that meant for the future of communities and the Welsh language.

Indeed, the party's leader has made increasing the supply of affordable housing a priority for Plaid in government. As Ieuan Wyn Jones put it last year: "It is as difficult for a first time buyer in Cardiff as it is in other parts of Wales."

Perhaps it's the experience of government but today, in what may be an historic U-turn, Plaid have issued a press release complaining that house prices are becoming more affordable.

Phil Edwards, who hopes to succeed Betty Williams as MP for Aberconwy [apologies for earlier bizarre error!], writes: "Because of Labour policies in London, people in Wales are suffering. Fuel costs have spiralled out of control, house prices are falling and everyone is feeling the pinch."

Perhaps Phil should have a word with the Welsh economic development Minister to sort out the party line.

8 comments:

Alwyn ap Huw said...

The constituency that Phill Edwards is (and Betty Williams isn't) contesting is Aberconwy not Wrexham.

Anonymous said...

MP for Wrexham?

Oscar said...

"Phil Edwards, who hopes to succeed Betty Williams as MP for Wrexham"

?????

Glyn Davies said...

Betty Williams is not the MP for Wrexham

David Jones said...

Wrexham? Shome mishtake shurely?

David Cornock said...

Quite right, heaven knows why I typed that.....relieved that I have at least two readers.

little red rooster said...

One's a Tory MP and the other's a wannabee Tory MP. Be afraid, be very afraid.

little red rooster said...

One's a Tory MP and the other's a wannabee Tory MP. Be afraid, be very afraid.