I AGREE with First Minister Carwyn Jones that Gwent Tory AM Mohammad Asghar description of the South Wales Valleys as the Third World is a profound insult.

This silly remark also makes light of the problems facing developing countries. Given the Tory Government’s extreme austerity measures imposing savage cuts on Local Government, perhaps Mr Asghar should try ranting at his own party in government.

Hedley McCarthy Leader Blaenau Gwent Council