In launching a campaign for a metro mayor, a local businessman (and Labour activist) has said aloud what many Welsh Conservatives seem to think privately.
We have all the ingredients of being a great country – inside our cherished United Kingdom – but we’re currently rudderless.
Here’s how we combine climate action and nature regeneration with fairness and levelling up.
Localism gives a nod to our wonderfully diverse culture and traditions, and encourages faster solutions to problems.
We can avoid the mistakes of the past by locating a new factory for electric car batteries in the regional home of vehicle manufacturing.
The focus on leaving the EU needs to be balanced by a powerful new Department for Growth, with a mandate to devolve power and drive up regional prosperity.