How, you might ask did they set about it? They developed the quango state.
A convincing argument can, therefore, be put forward that Wales’s high dependency on the public sector for jobs can be directly attributed to the previous Conservative government’s policy. Whilst that government failed to a degree to build up manufacturing and private sector they certainly succeeded in crating the large public sector. And the sector has continued to grow like Topsy. Now just under a quarter of the people of Wales in work are employed in it.
George Osborne’s budget made it clear that he expected to see all government departments’ budgets cut by twenty five percent. Meaning a big cut back in jobs.