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Boris Johnson says Guto Harri mounting ‘biggest Welsh takeover of Westminster since the Tudors’

20 May 2022 2 minute read
Boris Johnson and Guto Harri

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said that his Director of Communications Guto Harri is mounting the “biggest Welsh takeover” of Westminster “since the Tudors”.

Speaking at the Welsh Conservative conference in Newtown, Powys, the Prime Minister opened his speech saying “pnawn da blodyn” (good afternoon flower) saying it was how he had just hailed a female BBC journalist.

He then added that he was “very, very proud that the new director of communications in a number 10 speak fluent Welsh”.

“It’s the biggest takeover by the Welsh in Number 10 – in Westminster, I should say – since the Tudors,” he added.

Guto Harri was brought in at the beginning of February to steady the ship as Director of Communications during the partygate scandal.

His tenure started with some difficulty after he gave an interview to Welsh language news website Golwg360 in which he called the Prime Minister “not a total clown”.

Since then he has kept a low public profile, but has been keen to establish links between No 10 and a more hostile press, culminating in the Prime Minister’s appearance on shows such as Good Morning Britain.

Boris Johnson moved on in his speech at the Conservative party conference to joke that God had spent lockdown in Wales because he was “working from home”.


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Welsh_Siôn
Welsh_Siôn
6 months ago

What did the Tudors ever do for us?

I think regulars on here can supply the usual answers …

Another point is that obviously, true to form, the bloviating charlatan knows no history. Has he not heard of David Lloyd George another tenant of No.10 prior to his occupancy?

Cynan
Cynan
6 months ago
Reply to  Welsh_Siôn

The Tudors were entirely self serving users who pretty much betrayed us the first opportunity they got, so maybe that’s the continuity of Guto Harri (who as you will remember was previously a propagandist on that short lived far right GBN conspiracy website).
Of course Bozo the Clown would overlook DLG. The only previous PM he recognises is the cigar weilding racist who helped the Allied forces win WWII

John Hill
6 months ago

The last thing that Boris Johnson would do, is help anyone in Wales.

Ernie The Smallholder
Ernie The Smallholder
6 months ago
Reply to  John Hill

For us that saw the BBC News 20th May 2022 :

Dumping another nuclear power plant on Wales ! …without our consent.

Mab Meirion
Mab Meirion
6 months ago

Other Welsh Honey is available…

hdavies15
hdavies15
6 months ago

N.C – Try giving us a week without any quotes from the mentally defective end of the political spectrum. I know that is a wide band but it gets tedious. Feel free to let one through if it smacks of being half sane.

Gill Jones
Gill Jones
6 months ago

Tato o ‘r un rhych. Gwerthai’r ddau ei Mamgu am ddwy a dime!

Rhosddu
Rhosddu
6 months ago

Ewch adra, blodyn.

Y Cymro
Y Cymro
6 months ago

Biggest Welsh takeover of Westminster since the Tudors lol. Oh really! Never knew England’s Monarchs were referred to as, the Kings & Queens of Wales? I think Boris Johnson needs to learn more about Welsh history. He forgets how Tudor King Henry VIII was responsible for the annexation and ethnic cleansing of Wales in 1535 & 1542. He was no Welshman.

Last edited 6 months ago by Y Cymro
Mr Williams
Mr Williams
6 months ago

What a daft thing to suggest.

Cynan
Cynan
6 months ago

Is the proportion of Welsh people working in parliament higher now?

Cynan
Cynan
6 months ago
Reply to  Cynan

Hello clone. This is a mild one from you. Couldn’t think of anything provocative to say?

Alan Jones
Alan Jones
6 months ago

With the projected loss of 8 of Cymru’s MPs from San Steffan (all for our supposed benefit of course ) still on the cards how exactly is this being put forward as a takeover of that place. Then you realise the source of this nonsense, 10 Downing Street of course where truth & integrity to to die.

john lewis
john lewis
4 months ago

Will the gutless Harri-an upstanding member of the Tafiosi- now wriggle away with the rest of the greased Westminster piglets?

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