John Marek the former Labour MP and AM who defected to the Welsh Conservatives this week is certainly been on a very strange political journey. However, he is indubitably right when he says this:
"Wales is run by the Glamorgan Labour Party"
In their TV debate this week all three 'Chancellors' agreed to moderator Krishnan Guru-Murphy's question that "that cuts we are going to be facing will be deeper than the cuts that Mrs Thatcher had to put through Britain”. Channel 4's respected Fact Check Blog responds:
"Contrary to popular belief, total public spending increased slightly under Margaret Thatcher. When the effects of inflation are stripped out, it went up by an average of 1.1 per cent a year."
Easily the most interesting factoid to have emerged from the debate. Remember that next time you hear Albert Owen tells us how much worse it was during the 1980s.