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01/03/2017

Bethan Rhys Roberts examines the challenges facing NHS funding in Wales. And on St David's Day, what does it mean to be Welsh in 2017? Radio 1 DJ Huw Stephens investigates.


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Tonight on The Wales Report: Endless demand and limited resources,

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we discuss NHS funding with the person making

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the big decisions, Health Secretary Vaughan Gething.

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With Brexit on the horizon, how crucial is the role

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of the Welsh Secretary in helping relations between Wales

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And, on St David s Day, we ask what does it mean

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Good evening and welcome to the Wales Report.

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On tonight's programme, a subject which impacts on the lives

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of all of us here in Wales, the National Health Service.

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It's a topic that gets everyone talking, and don't forget

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Now, the Welsh Government spends more on the NHS than anything else,

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taking up nearly half of the budget for all public services in Wales.

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Just how the service is funded with rising demand and finite

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resources is one of the questions posed in BBC Wales's annual

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Later I'll be putting the findings to Health Secretary Vaughan Gething.

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So, what kind of changes to NHS funding are we talking about?

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Just over four out of ten of those surveyed would pay more income tax.

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48% were in favour of increasing national insurance.

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And what about charges within the NHS?

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Nearly half thought it was unacceptable to charge

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for services that are currently free, such as prescriptions.

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But, nearly three quarters thought patients should pay for missed

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And even more, 79%, would increase charges for visitors from outside

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And one final question that produced some interesting results.

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We asked if patients who have diseases or illnesses caused

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by their lifestyles should be charged for treatment.

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The results were virtually split down the middle with 42%

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And by the way, for this poll ICM interviewed 1,002 people in Wales

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Before we examine those answers with the Health Secretary,

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we went to a GP practice in Cardiff to get the views of patients there.

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I've contributed a lot over the years and I think I have done my bit

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so it depends a lot on how much more taxi would require in order to pay

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for the increases in the NHS costs. Compared to places like America and

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places like that this is luxury. We are well blessed and to be honest I

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am still working and while I am working I don't mind paying a little

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bit of extra tax. You have people struggling to work as well and if

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they are paying taxes and it is hard for them and you take more money off

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the land they are working, is there to push them for mental health and

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you will need the NHS more because they are struggling with money

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because everything is so expensive these days. How can you say that the

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amount you are paying is going to the National health? Can we trust

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the government? Game there was not going to be a little fun saying that

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little pilots for the NHS. Sadly we live in a society where there is a

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lot of rich people who pay no tax and it's not solely taxing the risk

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but for the good of society they should be made to pay more. A more

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level playing field in the tax system. All services in the national

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Health Service should be free at point of delivery. Some people would

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get ill and die because they could not get treatment. If you have a

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life-threatening illness and unique treatment then it should be free and

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everyone should have it but if it is things just for acute problems like

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pain relief that I think people should buy them. I already do that.

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That would save the NHS a lot. We have certain items like aspirin on

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prescription and you can buy them for 90p for a bottle of aspirin and

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I don't think that should be given on prescription. That is going to

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the doctor. If I am coming here, don't give me paracetamol on

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prescription if I don't need them. I have soluble aspirin on my

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prescription every month! I should stop that but we don't think.

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They should all have their own insurance. I'm pretty sure that most

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of the stories are scare stories and there are some people but I think it

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is a minority problem. There are half -- far bigger problem is not in

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the National Health Service. There are a lot of people who would not

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say no if a little girl came in cut a hand in hand stitches but it is

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the ones who take the Mickey. I think if they had done it more than

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once then maybe. If it is a historic sort of thing. With the hospital

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there is such a long waiting list and so many letters we have through

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it means that we have to chase it up and it is a knock-on effect and it

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has to work for everybody and then the patient gets better and they

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don't need it but they should have informed. If you start making people

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pay for a service but it should be free for the NHS at the point of

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delivery. If a person regularly books on appointment and doesn't

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turn up then they should be sent a letter and said that if it happens

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again you will have to seek services of another GP practice or whatever.

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Earlier I spoke to Health Secretary, Vaughan Gething.

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Given the financial pressures on the NHS and the demands, the increasing

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demands, do you acknowledge that you have to rethink the way it is

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funded? The overall funding comes from our settlement has a government

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and there are real challenges on every single part of public service

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and public funding, we actually think the answer to funding the

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health service and other public services is for the UK Government to

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take a different approach on austerity but unless that happens we

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will face incredibly different choices and you know we have had to

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reports in the last few years talking about sustainable funding

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for the health service and we have met the gap that they identified in

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each of those reports. There is a real commitment here to fund the

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National Health Service but every alternative model comes with very

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real challenges and in the discussion for example about

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charging then there is a lot of evidence that charging affects

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people from less well off background Zummack gets to be really difficult.

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You have clearly said to the Westminster government to give us

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more but what can you do? You could raise income taxes and put 1p on

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income tax and raise ?180 million a year for the National health

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service, will you do that? We have already committed that we would not

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use income tax powers to raise income tax in this assembly term. It

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would be handy, though, would you like to do it? That is our

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commitment to the people of Wales and that is something people voted

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on and took account. The challenge is how to make sure the public

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services across the UK, including Wales, are properly funded. The

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Chancellor has an opportunity in the budget to do something serious about

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it because it is not just the service in Wales that faces these

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challenges. Let us focus on what you as a Welsh government can do, it is

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tricky to raise taxes but you heard in the film that people do tend to

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agree with the hypothesis of taxes specifically for the health service,

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for example, and you could argue that the bus during Brexit saying

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?350 million for the National Health Service, for many people that won

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it. You might tell me it wasn't true or whatever but the idea of raising

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taxes specifically for the NHS could don't down well in Wales. I don't

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think responding to the big Brexit lights by trying to break a

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manifesto pledges the right way at all. The challenge is how do we use

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the resources we have got and how did they come in from the UK

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Government at this point in time? We have used our own budget to make

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significant additional commitments to the health service and we are

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committed to meeting that gap in the future and that is why we have a

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real shot of being financially stable now but we are not fully in

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control of our own destiny and that is why we have to keep on top of

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what the UK Government will do. Another tool in your box would be

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charging people from outside the UK, what about that? I am already

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reviewing charges for our visitors from the UK and we have reciprocal

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arrangements with other European countries and as long as they work I

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see no reason to intervene and change those but if people outside

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the UK and Europe who do not have those, we are looking again at

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charging arrangements. What kind of charging could there be. Under what

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circumstances would you like to charge? It is about whether people

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come here for treatment and whether it is routine or emergency or

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otherwise. I'm looking at a range of different options and later in the

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year I would get to make a decision about how charging may or may not

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look. This is such a marginal area of activity, in terms of the overall

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NHS budget this is less than 1%. In terms of the future of the health

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service there is a great headline to be spun here but it doesn't really

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get to the heart of financial sustainability and the big choice

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and challenges that we have. It is a great distraction if you don't want

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to talk about funding public services. In the polls 75% are in

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favour of charging from beyond the UK, a big thumbs up, so they want to

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know if you will already do it. We already make charges but it is about

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the rate of charge would make an hour we recover it but when you talk

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about the central funding of the health service with the big

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challenges we face, the actual conversation about charging people

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from abroad is an absolute distraction and it gets us away from

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the responsibility of governments around the UK to make choices and

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actually for a citizen as a user of the health service and the taxpayer

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to decide what are they really prepared to pay to fund the future

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of the health service. An opinion you could do is find people who miss

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appointments. It is a huge problem with 1.2 million appointments missed

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in hospitals in the past few years and 600,000 GP appointments missed

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broadly on an annual basis, that is huge. What about fines? There is a

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lot of inefficiency to work out some of this is about both GPs and

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hospitals chasing people are more effectively and more efficiently.

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There is at this point a question about how the citizen uses the

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service and the number of missed appointments is not acceptable but

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charging is not something I am persuaded by. Research suggests that

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charging for appointments missed appointments puts people off

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treatment, particularly low income groups, and you end up worsening

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health outcomes and inequalities. Middle income groups don't see the

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problem of paying for a fine. Surely repeat offender should be penalised

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in somewhere because people suffer as a result. There is a different

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conversation to be had there if people are repeat offenders.

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Sometimes they have different health care and sometimes people are not in

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the system and in your clip there was the phrase taking the Mickey but

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there was a challenge about what to do about those people. To deal with

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those people do you say that everyone is subject to a fine or a

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charge for an appointment? I don't think that is a large amount of

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money. To add a system of fines you need to invest in that as well so

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will you raise more money than you spend on administering the costs? We

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both know there will be signs -- if I say there will be fines for missed

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appointments you could then tell me that the system costs more than it

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provides so there wasn't a simple answer and the big challenge is how

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much public money goes into the service. These other things around

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the sign do not get to the central question. These are the tools in

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your box but I appreciate the big money comes from Westminster and we

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are just looking at what you can do as Health Secretary here in Wales.

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Another thing you could do is charge for some of the services that are

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currently free. A lot of people in Wales say they don't need

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paracetamol on prescription or aspirin, they are willing to pay 19p

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or whatever. You could scrap that. If we are talking about scrapping

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the fee, that is not a simple question. It is not a simple answer

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to what seems like a simple question. It is about the GPs or any

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clinician saying is this the right thing for this patient. It is their

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responsibility to say yes it is or no it is not. That includes things

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like parcel Mol and then -- paracetamol. What about charging

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people who lifestyle induced problems like smoking, obesity, what

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about that? There is some support for this and people say they should

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pay their way. If you're saying someone with lung cancer who smoked

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should be charged for their treatment, when we get into real

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exam ples. But it isn't that simple at all. Part of challenge of

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lifestyle choice is how we persuade people to make different choices.

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There is a real health gain to be made here. Am I right in thinking it

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is up to the Westminster government and there is nothing you can do

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financially, you will keep going with the money you're given and

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there is nothing the Welsh Government to get more money and you

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have the tools in the box, but you have not going to use them. Is that

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what you're saying? I've said we are looking at charging. The reality

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with cost charging missed appointments is not simple. That is

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honesty about what is possible and what will raise real sums for the

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health service... In three years time that is it, you can do nothing.

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We are meeting the gap and we are saying we are meeting the gap and we

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have gone further than the gap they have identified for the next year

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and there is a lot we can do to make the service for efficient, the

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reform of out-patient should mean a more effective service so care can

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be delivered in different way and it should save money to be reinvested.

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There are things we can do that will deliver greater value. You will

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balance the books and the NHS will keep on delivering and meet this

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increasing demand? I expect us to meet the gaps identified by the

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health foundation. There is a commitment from the Government to do

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so. The challenge will be if we don't see the tide turned back on

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austerity, every part of the the health service that face choices

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that I don't think the public will tolerate. Thank you.

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After nearly 20 years of devolved Government in Wales,

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we've seen the relationship between the UK and Welsh

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administrations range from indifference to verbal warfare

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and everything in between, with arguments over funding,

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the NHS and Education to name just a few.

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The Secretary of State for Wales has played a key role in mediating

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between the two Governments but, with Brexit approaching,

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is that role becoming more important than ever before?

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I'll be chatting to a man whose done the job twice -

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Lord Paul Murphy - in a moment, but first here s

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another former Secretary of State, Stephen Crabb MP, with his personal

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What is it that makes politics such a fascinating subject for

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biographers and historians. Maybe because it is not just about ideas,

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at the centre of it are personalities. All shape the course

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of events. Nowhere is this more true than in the role of Secretary of

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State for Wales. The days of Secretary of State for Wales

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wielding serious Executive authority are long gone. The role has been

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changing since the start of devolution. Which saw the wholesale

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transfer of power from the Secretary of State and the Whitehall machine

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to the new devolved Assembly. This left the job of Welsh Secretary with

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a question mark - what would its useful purpose be? In 2014 David

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Cameron decided to open the book and look again at the Welsh devolution

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settlement, following the Scottish independence referendum. This

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brought the role of Secretary of State back into the foreground to

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balance how Welsh devolution should progress and forge a consensual

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position as far as possible. More recently with the challenge of

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Brexit I would say we are approaching a moment when the role

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of Secretary of State has never been more important. Nobody should

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underestimate the significance of change involved in exiting the EU

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and the need for the Secretary of State to act as a go between for

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Wales and Whitehall. It has been politically convenient for a measure

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of competitiveness to be a feature of the relationship between devolved

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Government and Westminster. Arguments about funding became

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common, because each side could blame the other. Now we need the

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leave some of the petty rows and develop a greater sense of shared

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interest. We are at a moment when we need to go beyond just the rhetoric

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of respect and actually develop new ways of working that give Wales its

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best chance of maximising its opportunities and defending its

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interests. When I was Secretary of State I met the First Minister once

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a month, which we never cancelled, despite politically testing times. I

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believe that this set a pat certain that subsequent occupiers of the

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roles will take forward. If I had advice for them it would be this -

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be ambitious, and ready to fight Wales' corner and be ready to say no

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both to Welsh Government and to your own backbenchers to reach

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compromise. In an age when politics seems more polarised than ever the

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art of compromise is vital. I'm joined now from our Westminster

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studio by former Secretary of State for Wales and for Northern Ireland,

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the Labour peer Paul Murphy. Thank you for joining us. How do you

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think the role has changed since devolution? I'm not sure it's

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changed dramatically. Change I suppose because of the way in which

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devolution itself has changed in Wales. But the role of the Secretary

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of State was determined right at the beginning. The problem was that

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other people, particularly here in London, in Whitehall, didn't quite

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understand why it was that we should have a Secretary of State without

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anything to run. Hasn't it become more after diplomatic role, the days

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of wielding serious executive authority are gone when you compare

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to the power pre-devolution. It was always a diplomatic role post

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devolution. The Secretary of State for Wales had response for the Welsh

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office, all that was devolved to the Welsh Assembly and the same applied

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to Scotland. Not so in Northern Ireland. So the idea of running a

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Government department and I was Secretary of State for Wales twice,

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has long since gone. When you were in the job, it was Labour both ends

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of the M4. Now of course there are different colours and it is a

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different role, though dealing with Tony Blair one end and Rhodri Morgan

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play have been tricky as well? I think it is obviously more testing

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if you have got different political regimes at both ends of the M4, of

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course it is. But the role is the same and I also think there is a

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common interest within Wales among Welsh politicians, whatever your

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politics. We are a small country, we know each other well and whether

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you're a Conservative Secretary of State or Labour, at the end of the

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day, you are arguing, debating the issues which you know are going to

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affect the same people that both the MPs and the AMs represent. I wonder

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if Stephen Crabb is right saying Brexit has given it a new importance

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around the cabinet table? He couldn't be more right. I gave it

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evidence a few weeks ago to the... The constitutional committee in the

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Assembly. And I believe that as a consequence of the decision to leave

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the European Union, and the enormous impact that will have upon Wales,

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that the importance of that relationship between the two

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governments, which is linked by the position on the role of the

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Secretary of State, is now much, much more important than it was. It

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was important before, but it is even more important now. Just finally, in

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terms of pecking order around the cabinet, you have held several posts

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there, where does the Welsh Secretary rank? Well it is not a

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senior position. But it often depends on how long you hold the

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position. Because what happens is you move around the cabinet table in

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terms of your length of service. But if you start off as I did as Welsh

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Secretary, I was low down the pecking order. But that doesn't

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matter, you still have the same opportunities as the Chancellor or

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the Home Secretary or whoever it might be in being able to raise

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issues around that table. Thank you very much.

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I've still got an hour or so to wish you Happy St

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David's Day and time to ask what can be a complex

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question - exactly how Welsh do you feel?

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In a world that is more interconnected than ever

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before, with globalisation impacting on all aspects

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of our lives, what kind of effect is it having on our

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To investigate, we sent Radio One DJ, Huw

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Stephens, to speak to some up and coming

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musicians in Cardiff to find out what Welshness

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St David's Day, the date to celebrate the great things it means

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to be Welsh. Some of you do that every day. But now what does it mean

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to be young and Welsh? Has the Welsh identity changed and if so, how do

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we make sense of it all. Music is one great way too look at identity,

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it is a way of holding up a mirror to our society and reflecting our

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identity back at us. Since I started on hospital radio in Cardiff, I have

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been watching and listening and promoting the music scene in both

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languages and what better way to keep your finger on the pulse than

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by listening to the music made in Wales. I'm not joust u just talking

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about the male voice choirs. There is synth pop, hard core metal and

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everything in between. Something I have never predicted is a

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successful,grime crew from Wales. Grime music is a London version of

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hip-hop, but The Astroid Boys talk about identity and place and they

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sound like they're from Cardiff. It is important to be proud of where

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you're from. So we are happy to express that we are from Wales and

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show that we are proud of it. But it is important to be proud of the

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country you live in and very proud to be Welsh. When you go on holiday

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and your Cardiff accent getting stronger. When we go around the

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world it is nice to be, this is how we say it. This what is it is like

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where we are from and when we are in London a lot, to show them the side

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of Wales they might not know existed. People in London thought as

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a group of rappers we lived on a farm, because we were Welsh. So it

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is cool to be able to do what we do and make videos and show people and

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give them the image of what Cardiff and Welsh life is about. So yes.

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When people think of Welsh music, they think of male voice choirs and

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rock bands b s but not necessarily grime. Do you think you're

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abolishing a stereotype? Yes having urban music in the public eye shows

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there is people from all walks of life here and it is good to show

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people that what is is going on here. One thing became clear talking

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to them that having that Welsh identity is important to them, even

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in the globalized world of 2017. It gives them a unique outlook that

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informs their creative process. I'm joined now by

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journalist and commentator And the poet Claire Putter. That is

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so different that grime to the Welsh cakes, the daffs that are every

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where today. It is complex, Welshness? Yes favourite statement

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on this, Wales singular noun, plural experience. We reflect on ourselves

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with certain imagery and it is more complicated. Where you grew up

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shapes your idea of identity and we are a multicultural nation. That

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could be said about anywhere or there is any something flex about

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the Welsh identity? Yes it is grounded in language and views

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whether the Welsh language should be supported and it has been under

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pressure and it is important that we preserve that. That speaks a lot to

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our national identity. But when you think about people who don't speak

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Welsh, how do they express their identity? Is it a unifying force? It

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be divisive. I went to pant pat Goan ya and was amazed to see that. I'm

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learning Welsh and there are south Americans and English who are

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embracing the culture. You embrace the stereotypes sometimes in your

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writing and you like the daffodils and the rugby, sport, get it right,

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don't they in making the Welsh identity travel. We saw last year

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with Welsh success what a great calling card sporting success can

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be. Particularly football, because it is the global game and you have

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got multinational companies tweeting in Welsh and the New York Times

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talking about Wales and I feel if we apply the same passion and obsession

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and scrutiny to other areas of Welsh like, like how we are governed as we

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do to sport we would be all right. How do we do that? And export our

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culture, or are we doing a good job. I think we are doing a good job and

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that is a strength supporting the arts and if schools you have

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children who have experienced that and you look at Cardiff Bay, you

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have the politics, the millennium centre, the film industry and we are

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doing a good job of supporting arts and showing its diversity and the

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culture within Wales. If we look at the political picture and the

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anti-globalisation feeling, a lot of talk of identity politics, is now a

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good time to promote a national identity. The debate has been thrown

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open by Brexit. I was shocked by the Wales Brexit revealed, some

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uncomfortable truths. I thought we were an inclusive, keep a welcome in

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the hillside nation, but a lot of it was about immigration. Maybe we are

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not that different, maybe for Wales, see England. Yes we took our cues

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from the English media and didn't ally yourselves with Scotland or

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Northern Ireland. I think the political landscape is changing so

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rapidly and we have to keep up and think, what is our part in this? How

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do we see ourselves in relation to Europe and Britain and within our

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own boundaries? Does identity always have to be political? If you look at

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Scotland and the nationalism force. They don't have the language. It

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depends what you mean by political. If you talk about changing our

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curriculum and so we have more of a Welsh focus, we need that. I grew up

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in the Welsh valleys. We didn't have much input, because of English

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curriculum of Welsh writers and politicians and history. There will

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be people who have listened to speeches tonight and Welsh cakes,

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daffs, is that the future? There is tartan presents and there are pipers

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and look how Ireland have stuck an Irish pub in every city. We can have

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fun with how people see us. There is nothing wrong with having a heritage

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we can be proud of and we are a musical nation. We should enjoy them

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them. And happy St David's Day. If you'd like to get in touch

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with us about what s been discussed tonight or anything

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else, e-mail us at [email protected],

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or follow us on social media where the discussion

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Bethan Rhys Roberts presents a current affairs series taking a look at issues that matter in Wales. There's a report on the challenges facing NHS funding in Wales. And on St David's Day, what does it mean to be Welsh in 2017? Radio 1 DJ Huw Stephens investigates.


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