WHEN Leanne Wood asked how Labour planned to protect Wales from benefit cuts, when she challenged Carwyn Jones to name how many Welsh people would be affected by planned welfare reform proposals she said he had “failed to protect a quarter of a million” households in Wales.

“You had one chance to live up to your promise of shielding the people of Wales against these cuts,” she said. Mr Jones replied: “Plaid haven’t even given an alternative idea.” Well, Mr Jones, Labour got into government on a false campaign. Still, you should start to show some leadership and govern, even if your paymasters in London got us into this trouble in the first place.

Leanne is correct when she said First Minister’s Question Time is a pantomime farce. With Andrew RT Davies playing the dame, Carwyn Jones the baddie, Kirsty Williams as the princess and Leanne as Prince Charming. Andrew Nutt Heolddu Road Bargoed