Saturday 11 November 2023


The 20mph mandatory speed limit is hugely unpopular in Wales and some Labour politicians are getting nervous about an electoral backlash.  Rhondda MP Chris Bryant was the Labour representative on BBC's Question Time last week in Cardiff.  He defended the policy, but noted: "There are some areas where it's just a bit, frankly, bonkers. You go from 20 to 30 back to 20."  That remark will not have gone down well at all in the Drakeford household, or those of Senedd politicians who backed the scheme - including the Plaid and Lib Dem AMs whose support carried the vote.

Bryant will have had one eye on the general election when he made the comment.  In Rhondda he will be defending an 11,440 majority.  Drakeford's scheme is part of a long term objective to abolish or at least severely restrict private car use in Wales, similar to other measures elsewhere in the UK, such as the ULEZ expansion.  However, at present there are no trains running in Bryant's constituency due to ongoing line works, so the argument for switching to public transport has largely fell on deaf and increasingly agitated ears.

If the backlash against 20mph is not enough, how are Drakeford and his successors going to make a case for getting people out of their cars in rural communities which have no public transport links?  And exactly how fast and how far will Keir Starmer push a similar objective in England when he enters Downing Street as PM?

These questions will be answered as the clock ticks down to 2030 and the (attempted) implementation of the globalists' Agenda 2030 plan.  Resistance and awareness grows by the day and the chances of their success fades.

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