Nick Clegg yesterday told the Welsh Lib Dem conference in Cardiff that Welsh communities had been let down twice: first by Margaret Thatcher, then by Labour which "kept communities afloat by replacing industrial jobs with public sector jobs".
"And now it falls to us, acting in the national interest, to start to rebuild," Mr Clegg said.
He added: "That's why we have taken the difficult decisions that we have. And it's why we must show the courage to see them through." The UK government was "laying the foundations of a fairer, greener more liberal Wales in a fairer, greener more liberal United Kingdom".
Even if it were, Nick, it would have been no thanks to you.