Andrew RT Davies takes aim at Jacob Rees-Mogg’s ‘unacceptable’ comments
Andrew RT Davies has taken aim at Jacob Rees-Mogg for making “unacceptable” comments about a Tory colleague.
The leader of the Tories in the Senedd criticised the Etonian-educated politician for branding the leader of the Scottish Conservatives, Douglas Ross “lightweight”.
The Leader of the House of Commons had taken exception to Ross calling for Boris Johnson to resign amid reports of boozy parties being held in Downing Street while lockdown rules were in place.
Andrew RT Davies was asked about the incident in an interview with ITV Wales journalist Rob Osborne.
He was also challenged about Rees-Mogg being asked to name the leader of the Welsh Conservatives and naming the Westminster-appointed Welsh Secretary, Simon Hart, instead of him.
RT Davies said that the Welsh Conservatives “do not have a leader”, and that the party does need to “create that position”.
In response to the interview, Welsh Government minister Lee Waters said: “So the Welsh Tory response to their invisibility to the Party Leadership is to remind us they’ve ignored their calls to give their Senedd Leader greater status in the party too.
“The Tories remain the party of England”.
‘What does it say’
Rob Osborne said: “What does it say about the modern Conservative Party when a senior figure in the cabinet dismisses the Scottish leader as a ‘lightweight’ figure and doesn’t even know who you are?”
Andrew RT Davies replied: “Well that is completely unacceptable for Jacob Rees-Mogg to dismiss Douglas Ross in the way that he did. Douglas Ross is a significant figure within the Conservative Party.
“Constitutionally he holds a position that the membership in Scotland voted him to and he is a significant figure. In fact, I know that many people have tried to make much of this dispatch box admission that the Leader of the House had last Thursday, but it is fact we do not have a leader of the Welsh Conservative Party because.”
Rob Osborne said: “Well that says something in itself then doesn’t it? There’s one in Scotland and there’s not one in Wales.”
Andrew RT Davies replied: “And I agree with you, and it’s something that I’ve been arguing for many years that we need to create that position.”
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Why bother to stand in Wales has a conservative party MP when London government. treating you with total disregard wake up Wales get away and be independent
He gets free birching and hot waxing, and if he is a very good boy he gets to eat the apple when they truss him up like a hog.
Ha ha, finally grown some balls has he? Too late, we already see him for the quisling he truly is.
He does not even stand for a constituency. Slithers in from the list. And he wants to be first minister …
Oh dear that nasty Mr Smug-Hogg didn’t know who you are RT. Naughty naughty English tories eh?
I see that Davies’ pudgy face has grown redder and redder with anger at his English lord and master’s insults. Watch out – he might explode!
Rees-Mogg is a throw-back to the 19th Century and English snobbery. It’s been common for centuries for his ilk to look down on the other nations of the UK and even other dialects of England. I think it mainly stems from the snobbery of the original Norman nobility as the Romans, on the whole, sought ways to assimulate different cultures into the empire, not put up a ‘them and us’ barrier. It’s this attitude that is one of the reasons why there is so much inequality across the British Isles and one of the reasons why we must seek independence.
That there is no leader of the Welsh Conservatives is telling. ART Davies leader of the tories in the Senedd has no official presence within the UK Conservatives and as we have seen, his de facto leadership in Wales is totally unacknowledged. In reality he has no position whatsoever within the Tory Party and one can conclude from that neither does the nation of Wales.
The supercillious Rees Mogg and the subservient Simon Hart sum up the attitude of the Conservatives and their views on Wales. Why anyone who values Wales would consider voting for the Tories should think again.
Now your starter for ten is; whose website did I copy that from? They really do believe that everyione on the planet is as stupid as they are.
Just a thought here, why is Retweet Leader of the Welsh Conservatives? Because the pfevious one was caught partying with booze during lockdown. History repeats like cucumber sandwiches.
He has changed his tune. The Tories hate devolution and the fact that we have some of the power needed to shape our future. They will not give the rest of the powers we need and indeed would like them all back so that they can totally control these little Welsh people. Consequently the Tories in London do not give a toss about ART Davies or Douglas Ross, Wales,Scotlandor Northern Ireland. Sorry ARTD but that is the reality.
Too late RT.
He has no idea who you are.
To Westminster, you are a complete irrelevance.