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Andrew RT Davies’s bizarre Twitter spat with Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream

10 Mar 2023 2 minute read
The Tory leader hit out at Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream on Twitter

Welsh Conservative Leader, Andrew RT Davies has been involved in a bizarre Twitter spat after Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream posted a thread of support for the ‘vulnerable’ people crossing the Channel in small boats.

Ben and Jerry’s UK posted the thread to Twitter on Thursday which highlighted possible legal holes in the controversial small boats bill and accused the UK Government of “trying to rip up the human rights of some of the most vulnerable people in society”.

Ben and Jerry’s UK posted a thread regarding the controversial small boats bill on Twitter

“Scapegoat”

The Tweets by the ice cream manufacturer said: “The Government are choosing to scapegoat refugees and migrants despite knowing the harmful consequences. But it doesn’t have to be this way.

“We CAN create a system which reflects that as caring people, we want to welcome and support people who need our help.

“Rather than letting the danger and despair continue, we can create routes of safety and of hope.”

The Welsh Tory leader took umbrage with Ben and Jerry’s views on the UK Government’s plan to ban asylum seekers entering the country via small boats and re-tweeted the thread with the caption: “Stick to ice cream. Mine’s a cookies and cream.” – referring to one of Ben and Jerry’s low fat varieties which has been discontinued.

Twitter users blasted RT Davies in the comments with one Tweeting, “Stick to farming. I’ll have a potato” to which Davies replied “I don’t do potatoes”.

Twitter users blasted RT Davies in the comments section

Effort

Climate Cymru Campaign Coordinator Bethan Sayed also joined the comments section Tweeting: “Lots of politicians have 2 jobs. I’d rather see Ben and Jerry’s multi-task.”

Another Twitter user replied: “If you put as much effort into doing something productive e.g. pressurising your pals to sort out safe asylum pathways, speedy asylum processing, & swift return to a safe country for those whose claims are denied, you might be doing better in the polls.”

RT Davies this week described the UK Government’s controversial ‘stop the boats’ bill “a good policy” and said “there’s absolutely nothing with it”.


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GW Atkinson
GW Atkinson
6 months ago

What a pig.

Alan Jones
Alan Jones
6 months ago
Reply to  GW Atkinson

I get your sentiment GW but I always remember this from years back. A dog will look up to you. A cat will look down it’s nose at you, but, A pig will look you in the eye as an equal. I think Nye Bevan had it right regards the Toraedh party. I fully expect the “stop the boats” rhetoric to be the battle cry in the run up to the next bye elections & certainly in the run up to the next general election. Either this or they know that the policy will never be carried out as the… Read more »

Mab Meirion
Mab Meirion
6 months ago
Reply to  Alan Jones

‘Stop the Ferry Boats’ has been a great Brexit success at torpedoing Cymru’s future prospects so far…

Dai Rob
Dai Rob
6 months ago

Greggs Meal Deal, followed by a family size tub of B&J full fat please, bois!

Cathy Jones
Cathy Jones
6 months ago
Reply to  Dai Rob

The good thing about eating from Greggs, aside from doing the best smashed pig rolls in the business, is that they are entirely unionised.

hdavies15
hdavies15
6 months ago
Reply to  Cathy Jones

Greggs is a pretty well run outfit with sound employment attitudes and they relate well to their public. Some of their grub is a bit rich but there again that’s about par for the course elsewhere too. As for B&J it’s over the top one small dose once a month perhaps but ARTD looks like he’s on a high daily intake !

John
John
6 months ago

Gwaelod y gasgen yn wastadol.

Mab Meirion
Mab Meirion
6 months ago

UK’s starting line up for today’s match against the French…

ARTD not selected again! How will UK’s ‘brains trust’, Sunak, Braverman, Shnapps, Cleverly and Wallace manage without him?

Mab Meirion
Mab Meirion
6 months ago
Reply to  Mab Meirion

Bromance is in the air, rapprochement as it says on the side of the ‘mug of peace’…

Cathy Jones
Cathy Jones
6 months ago

Look, I despise ALL Tories, all of them…and I have very little time for the people that vote for the scumbuckets, crapsacks, morons, idiots, marks and nasty little creeps that vote for them…and that’s the end of this comment. They are all vile, all stupid and all should be pilloried for all the help they have given the nastier people on this poor Earth.

EVERY TORY IS A SCUMBAG.

Steve Woods
Steve Woods
6 months ago

An immodest man with much to be modest about.

Llyn
Llyn
6 months ago

Once again Wales’ answer to Donald Trump wanting to close down debate and silence critics.

David Charles pearn
David Charles pearn
6 months ago
Reply to  Llyn

More like wales’ answer to Donald Duck

CapM
CapM
6 months ago

Andrew Arty Davies – “I don’t do potatoes”
I bet he does a fair load of chips.

Brian
Brian
6 months ago
Reply to  CapM

A great comment, chwarae teg.

Y Cymro
Y Cymro
6 months ago

Conservative clot Andrew RT Davies is an attention seeker. If it’s not criticising devolution or Wales-only legislation because it doesn’t copy & paste what England does, he now has a spat with the American ice cream firm Ben & Jerry because they show empathy towards those cross channel migrants fleeing war, famine and persecution for sanctuary in Britain. Funny, I didn’t see this little Englander bemoan HS2, its rising cost or the 2 year delay recently announced? Oh, no. This pig ignorant farmer withdung for brains prefers to attack the most vulnerable in society or anything Welsh. Who can forget… Read more »

Peter Cuthbert
Peter Cuthbert
6 months ago
Reply to  Y Cymro

Whlst I sympathise with all the above comments we should perhaps remember that this is a carefully managed political action. The key thing for Market Fundamentailst Brextemists (AKA Tories) is Victimhood. They are always ‘victims’ because what they want to achieve has been ‘blocked’ by Remainers/the EU/Snowflakes/Unelected Judges (Sic)/Gary Lineker, etc. Brexit has been a failure, not because it was a fantasy project but because a long list of improbable people/organisations have preventined them doing it ‘properly’. An important element of this political viewpoint is that whatever happens it is Not Their Fault. So whenever you spot them doing this,… Read more »

Gareth
Gareth
6 months ago

This man shows the paucity of adequate elected Tory’s in Cymru, when several years ago he was dropped as leader, due to his awful record, only to re elected as leader, when no one better was available. He does not exhibit a single redeeming feature, so much so, he was, and still remains unknown and invisible to his London masters, and a figure of ridicule in his own country.

Last edited 6 months ago by Gareth
Steve A Duggan
Steve A Duggan
6 months ago

The trouble with RTD is that he sucks up to his masters in Westminster too much – regardless of whether the topic is right or wrong. Come independence we would be better off shipping via DHL to SW1.

Karl
Karl
6 months ago

Suddenly fancy ice cream and off pork

Marc
Marc
6 months ago

For someone who doesn’t do potatoes, he sure as hell looks like one!

The original mark
The original mark
6 months ago

Just another tory fascist mouthing off
Surprise surprise

Rob
Rob
6 months ago

Grow up R2D2. Right wing snowflake

Philip Davies
Philip Davies
6 months ago

This Ice-cream company is involved in left-wing activism. British Minister for Immigration in Parliament, Chris Philp, told Ben & Jerry’s to “stick to ice cream,” adding: “They [illegal immigrants]‘re ‘fleeing’ France, which is safe, civilized & has a good asylum system”. This senior political figure is far from being alone in seeing such views, as are displayed in NT, as just simplistic virtue-signalling. Pillorying Mr Davies, leader of the Conservatives in the Senedd, is simply ‘yah-boo’ leftist ranting of the lowest kind, and quite typical of this journal. Our country – i.e. Britain – cannot be expected to become the… Read more »

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