Welsh Tory leader blasts ‘dangerous’ Mark Drakeford’s 20mph speed limit

Welsh Tory leader slams 20mph speed limits

Welsh Tory leader Andrew RT Davies has said Mark Drakeford’s hated 20mph road speed limit is part of a wider “extreme ideology” hitting Welsh citizens.

The energetic leader blasted the Welsh Government as “out of touch”, saying the Government is a warning about what Sir Keir Starmer will do if he wins the next general election.

The Labour leader previously boasted that the Welsh Government is his “blueprint” for the UK.

Andrew RT Davies said the contrast between Rishi Sunak’s recent pro-motorist announcements and the Welsh Government “couldn’t be more stark”.

He said: “Rather than take a common sense approach, they’re motivated by extreme ideology.

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“In the last month, they’ve introduced a blanket 20mph speed limit across the whole of Wales.

“Labour’s own figures show this will cost the economy £9billion! The cost of changing the signs alone is up to £40million! And nearly half a million people have signed a petition calling for Labour’s blanket 20mph speed limits to be scrapped.

“But Mark Drakeford won’t listen, and the Labour minister who imposed the 20mph speed limits on Wales arrogantly dismisses the decent Welsh people who signed the petition as ‘anti-safety.’”

Three days ago a petition calling for a U-turn on the hated speed limit policy surpassed the number of constituency votes Welsh Labour received at the last Senedd (Welsh Parliament) election.

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A poll for ITV Wales revealed that just 33 percent of people support the policy, versus 61 percent opposed to it.

The petition, which has received over 440,000 backers, has become “by far” the most signed in the history of the Welsh Parliament.

Mr Davies also slammed Mr Drakeford for a number of other key Welsh Labour policies, including banning all major new road-building policies.

He also blasted Welsh Labour’s pledge to hand £1,600 to illegal migrants as “extreme”.

Similarly, the Welsh Labour First Minister came under fire for wanting to send £126million on expanding the number of assembly members by 36.

He said it was an “extreme ideology” from Labour.

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