Local initiatives should not be blocked by the Labour Government. The Levelling Up Fund and Shared Prosperity Fund are very welcome.
The only caveat is the attitude of the Welsh Labour Government, hell-bent on replacing the EU’s onerous regulations with their own.
Already bottom of the league of home nations in the PISA tables, this means we will fall further behind.
Funding that was wasted by the EU should not be handed over to be wasted by the Welsh Government.
We need to offer an optimistic free enterprise alternative to Labour’s profligate spending and inferior public services.
A new economic zone should have its own planning and development policies – with the potential to become a manufacturing powerhouse.
What has been the Conservative Party ‘s response at Westminster to this situation? Incredibly, it has been to offer Wales even more devolution.