Peredur Calls for Veterans’ Legacy to Be Carried On

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A Plaid Cymru MS has said that a fitting tribute to those who took part in D-Day would be to carry on with their legacy of fighting hatred and oppression.

Peredur Owen Griffiths, who represents South Wales East and is the party’s spokesperson for the Armed Forces, also said that looking out for veterans should not be confined to one day a year but should be a “continuous process.”

He made the comments whilst responding to a Labour Government statement to coincide with Armed Forces Week.

In his speech, Peredur asked the Labour Cabinet Secretary what progress there had been on rolling out the veteran-friendly GP accreditation scheme and ensuring compliance with the military covenant throughout all Welsh health boards.

He added: “Our armed forces – which compromised of relatives in my family - fought to keep us safe and to fight against rising fascism in Europe. 

“But across Wales and England we have seen rising numbers of discrimination and hate – whether that is racism, islamophobia, antisemitism, homophobia – over the past few years.

“In the course of this General Election, we have seen concerning comments about Hitler emerge that have led to an apology from a certain right-wing candidate.

“I’d like to just put a reminder out there that we must remain vigilant against all forms of hate and discrimination, as well as uphold the values of tolerance and inclusion.

“This would be one of the best ways in which we could honour the sacrifices of those who fought against tyranny in World War 2.

“We continue to stand firm against hate and oppression in all its forms,

“We continue to stand on what they fought and died for,

“We will remember them.”

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  • Gareth Llewellyn
    published this page in News 2024-06-11 16:58:56 +0100

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