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Andrew RT Davies ‘very pleased’ UK Treasury ‘refused’ Welsh Gov request for Covid cash

11 Jan 2022 3 minutes Read
Welsh Conservative leader Andrew RT Davies gives the thumbs up. Picture by Andrew RT Davies / Twitter

Andrew RT Davies has said he is “very pleased” that the UK Treasury “refused” a request from the Welsh Government for money to tackle the pandemic.

The Leader of the Tories in the Senedd claimed that the refusal from Boris Johnson’s Conservative government in Westminster prevented Mark Drakeford from implementing an “anti-science socialist agenda”.

In an article for ConservativeHome, the Conservative politician suggested that people read an article by England’s Health Secretary, Sajid Javid in the Daily Mail, on how to deal with the pandemic.

He took aim at the Welsh First Minister, who has said that Wales’ ability to tackle Omicron is “severely constrained” by the UK Treasury’s refusal to help out unless England is also imposing restrictions.

Drakeford added that it was “not fair” that ministers making decisions for England knew money would be available while the same thing wasn’t true in Wales.

In response to the restrictions put in place in Wales last month, scientists from the Technical Advisory Group published modelling which suggested that anything short of a four-weeks of restrictions might have a “negligible benefit”. However, four weeks at Alert Level 4 “could have a significant impact”

The Welsh Government eventually decided on much less stringent Alert Level 2 measures before Christmas, including closing nightclubs, a rule of six and table service at hospitality venues.

The First Minister said that they would need more support from the UK Treasury if they were to introduce a stricter lockdown, as they would need to compensate businesses that would close.

‘We cannot continue’ 

In an article on ConservativeHome, Andrew RT Davies said: “We cannot continue with spiralling waiting lists and missed cancer diagnoses. We cannot continue with closed businesses forcing people to turn to the state for support, because we know how much socialists love to have people in the hands of the state. I am very pleased that the Treasury has refused to agree to Drakeford’s request that they finance his anti-science socialist agenda.

“Indeed, so strong is the Welsh Labour aversion to private business that his administration have in place a rule under which you can be fined for going into work but can sit in the pub all day and watch television.”

He also said: “For those who haven’t yet done so, I would strongly recommend that readers take a look at Sajid Javid’s article in the Daily Mail from December.

“The Health Secretary said, rightly, that curbs on our freedom must be a last resort, and added that the British people expect politicians to do everything they can do avoid them.”

Back in the autumn of 2020 the UK Treasury sparked outrage after it refused a request from Mark Drakeford for the furlough scheme to be extended Wales when the  country went into a firebreak lockdown.

The furlough was later extended in Wales after England went into its own lockdown.

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Ed Jones
Ed Jones
13 days ago

Have resisted its usage so far, and with good reason, but can no longer do so – Andrew RT Davies is a traitor to Wales.

Cath Hill
Cath Hill
12 days ago
Reply to  Ed Jones

An apt description!

Gareth Wyn Jones
Gareth Wyn Jones
12 days ago
Reply to  Ed Jones

Bradwr, traitor in cymraeg or call him ‘Henry’

Ed Jones
Ed Jones
12 days ago

⬆️ Yn hollol.

Merf
Merf
12 days ago
Reply to  Ed Jones

Dont worry Ed ART.Davies will be gone along with his Boris before Easter. Sooner the better.!

Y Cymro
Y Cymro
12 days ago
Reply to  Ed Jones

You are correct. The term traitor is appropriate. The evidence: Recently we suffered Conservative antagonist Welsh Secretary Simon Hart state how Wales should not control The Crown Estate preferring the £500m stay in English hands. And stated Welsh sovereignty lies with Westminster not our Senedd Cymru. He rebuked again calls for Policing & Criminal Justice systems to be devolved. And refused Wales the right given to both NI & Scotland the ability to create a Bank Holiday to celebrate Saint David’s Day. Tory pervert Rob Roberts asking for devolution to be suspended to force Wales to adopt Tory Covid rules… Read more »

Last edited 12 days ago by Y Cymro
Dewi
Dewi
13 days ago

He is certainly joins a number of Welsh Tories as one of the stupidest

Cofid
Cofid
12 days ago
Reply to  Dewi

Welsh Tories really should not exist. What they represent is anathema to the nation. The words are an oxymoron.

Welsh_Siôn
Welsh_Siôn
12 days ago
Reply to  Cofid

With the emphasis on ‘moron’ (nid yn Gymraeg!)

Y Cymro
Y Cymro
12 days ago
Reply to  Welsh_Siôn

Although ‘Moron’ is a word that means something else in Cymraeg, it’s an object that could come in useful the next time a Tory foolishly canvases at my property. 🥕 😳

Last edited 12 days ago by Y Cymro
Gareth Wyn Jones
Gareth Wyn Jones
12 days ago
Reply to  Welsh_Siôn

He is as useful as a carrot

Peter Cuthbert
Peter Cuthbert
12 days ago

I would object! Carrots are a wonderful nutritious veg. He is no use to any (Welsh) person, but then he admits to reading the Daily Mail so little more need be said.

Y Cymro
Y Cymro
12 days ago
Reply to  Cofid

I’ve always had difficulty with the term Welsh Tory. Firstly, they are most certainly not Welsh. And secondly, all they are is effectively a tick that’s latched onto its host Wales. Bit like Chester FC.

Gareth Wyn Jones
Gareth Wyn Jones
12 days ago
Reply to  Dewi

It s a crowded field

Grayham Jones
13 days ago

RT Davies is a disgrace to wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 the people of wales must stop supporting this lot the Tories are not interested of wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 stop being little Englanders and be proud to be welsh it’s time for a new wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

Dafydd
Dafydd
12 days ago
Reply to  Grayham Jones

again Graham – why is welsh / wales lower case and references to England in capitals?

Dim problem
Dim problem
12 days ago
Reply to  Dafydd

Grayham is really a Saesneg in disguise

Aled Rees
Aled Rees
13 days ago

For traitor see cachgi.does this man care for wales in any way or is he just interested in getting his nose covered in the brown stuff?
the man is beneath contempt.

Gareth Wyn Jones
Gareth Wyn Jones
12 days ago
Reply to  Aled Rees

He is interested in the rewards he will get for his position, berth in the House of Lords not to mention a first class seat
on the Tory corruption express

GW Atkinson
GW Atkinson
13 days ago

Traitor.

Dewi Williams
Dewi Williams
13 days ago

He is desperate in need of counselling. The better politicians at least have some subtlety about them. He’s completely devoid of this skill. Its as if he deliberately wants to alienate himself against the entire Welsh nation.

Paul
Paul
13 days ago

Any appropriately worded response is likely to draw the attention of the authorities. I feel unclean sharing a country with this piece of sh*t. I sincerely hope he is placed on a watchlist post independence. He is a genuine threat to the country.

Dean Thomas
Dean Thomas
12 days ago

A shallow, immature chancer, who offers up crude, divisionary opinions that he knows will play well in some of the pubs in the Vale and in the holiday homes along our coastline.

Cath Hill
Cath Hill
12 days ago
Reply to  Dean Thomas

Unfortunately for him, we are so much more than sad old men in pubs and a playground for holidaymakers. We are Cymru, diverse, compassionate, strong and proud and grateful that we are here in this beautiful land. It is time to finish the Tories in Cymru, vote every single one of them out and never allow them within a sniff of government again. Let us not forget that our Senedd helps keep us buffered from some of the more evil practices unleashed by Westminster and that the so-called “Welsh Conservatives” would see us once again subservient to their masters in… Read more »

Cath Hill
Cath Hill
12 days ago

Keep going R.T. you and your owners in Westminster are doing an excellent job of bringing the people in Cymru to the idea of independence and bringing forward the ultimate and inevitable and total destruction of the Welsh Conservatives. Keep talking us down, keep slagging us off in your silly little articles, keep stabbing the people in Cymru in the back. Each time you do, we grow prouder and stronger and our number increases. Keep at it you vile little traitor, you scummy little outrider for the Ukip infested Tory Party of Westminster, keep up your pathetic howling into the… Read more »

Leigh Richards
Leigh Richards
12 days ago

Quisling!

Eifion
Eifion
12 days ago

Still gets me that people seem surprised and shocked. He’s just another Brit unionist, he views Wales or Welsh as foreign and a threat to his precious empire.
There is no respect or dignity with them but their actions only speed up the breakdown of their so called union.

Last edited 12 days ago by Eifion
Marc
Marc
12 days ago

He is an amateur farmer and an amateur politician. I’m no Tory, God forbid, but if they want to improve on their election prospects in Wales, putting him out to pasture would be a start, but first they would have a job to extract his nose from Johnstone’s back passage.

Gareth
Gareth
12 days ago

While he is pleased that the people of Wales suffer from lack of funding and is happy for us to go without, at the same time he is equally happy to bank over £100k in funding from the EU in one year alone. What a duplicitous odious little oik he is, the sooner we are rid of his corrupt sleazy party the better.

Welsh_Siôn
Welsh_Siôn
12 days ago

Is this not a clear case of ‘gloating’ (q.v.), by R2D2?

Something is rotten in the state of Wales, methinks.

And it’s all down to Tories like R2D2.

Mike
Mike
12 days ago

ART Davies is a first class moron who claims two salaries, one as a Senedd member ( £ 67,649) and one as a Vale of Glamorgan councillor (£14,217.96) for Rhoose. I struggled to do one job properly in the time I had available, and on a lot less than £81,866 a year plus expenses. How can he possibly do two at the same time? Freeloading.

Gareth
Gareth
12 days ago
Reply to  Mike

You forgot to mention, by his own admission, he is also a “working class farmer”, so that’s three jobs.

Mark
Mark
12 days ago

God help Wales if this clown ever gains more power.

Dewi Williams
Dewi Williams
12 days ago
Reply to  Mark

Rest easy, the good news is, he will be standing down at the next election!

Andrew
Andrew
12 days ago

RaT Davies. Anti Welsh fascist agenda.

R W
R W
12 days ago

ARTD is an odious little creep who’d happily sell out Wales in the blink of an eye.

Y Cymro
Y Cymro
12 days ago

And the very reason Andrew RT Davies you will never become First Minister and will lose your seat come the next Senedd Cymru elections.

#YesCymru 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿. #Ymlaen 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿.

Steve Duggan
Steve Duggan
12 days ago

He’s turning into a right quisling isn’t he. Where will he go once independence is gained, I wonder, as I’m sure as hell he won’t be welcome in Wales.

Stephen Owen
Stephen Owen
12 days ago

Shameful

Mr Williams
Mr Williams
12 days ago

What have we done to deserve somebody as uncaring as Andrew RT Davies as leader of one of our political parties? Does he not realize that history will remember his words and judge him on them?

I hope the people of South Wales Central also remember his words next time there is an election.

Erisian
Erisian
12 days ago
Reply to  Mr Williams

Correction – One of THEIR political parties.
Tory thought and policy is entirely alien to the Welsh character.
(Unless you include Dic Sion Dafydd)

Keith Gogarth
Keith Gogarth
12 days ago

Why does the move to London and see how far his accent will get him. As per usual we have our Quislings who will suck up to the establishment across the border

Mab Meirion
Mab Meirion
12 days ago

Who vote’s for him, a serious question that could be fairly accurately answered…by ward and rates lists etc

Peter Cuthbert
Peter Cuthbert
12 days ago
Reply to  Mab Meirion

Oooh! That’s naughty. If people are minded to vote for a twit that is their choice. This is, after all a democracy and with the advantage of proportional representation in Wales one will get all shade of opinion represented. The reason we have a Labour led Senedd is because the majority of those who voted chose them. You will not that the Tories hate that outcome because they hate democracy.

Reg jones
Reg jones
12 days ago

Mark dunkfod ahold be Got rid iff

John
John
12 days ago
Reply to  Reg jones

Translation?

Nige
Nige
11 days ago

Andrew Tubby Davies, F.O.A.D!!!👊

Sir Cumference
Sir Cumference
9 days ago

Who?

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