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Boris Johnson should ‘continue his steadfast leadership’ after partygate fine says Welsh Conservative leader

12 Apr 2022 3 minutes Read
Two thumbs up: Andrew RT Davies is sticking by Boris Johnson, left. Boris Johnson. Picture by Cancillería Argentina (CC BY 2.0).

Boris Johnson should continue his “steadfast leadership” despite being told he will receive a fine for breaking his own lockdown rules, Welsh Conservative leader Andrew RT Davies has said.

First Minister Mark Drakeford had called for Prime Minister Boris Johnson to resign after it was revealed that he would be fined over lockdown parties.

But Andrew RT Davies said that due to the war in Ukraine the Prime Minister should stay in post.

“The issuing of a fixed penalty notice is for the Prime Minister and the Chancellor to address. People will understandably want to hear from them about today’s events,” he said.

“With the aggression and devastation we are seeing in Ukraine at the moment, Ukraine needs a strong UK ally supporting their noble fight against Putin’s aggression.

“It is therefore important the Prime Minister addresses today’s events but continues his steadfast leadership in supporting Ukraine in their hour of need.”

‘Deserve better’

Welsh Liberal Democrat Leader Jane Dodds had earlier called on the Welsh Conservative leader to “show a backbone” and call for Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak to resign.

“Boris Johnson & Rishi Sunak have broken the law and repeatedly lied, they must resign from their positions at once,” she said.

“While people in Wales were playing by the rules at great personal expense, those in charge thought they were above the law.

“This also will come as a painful blow to all those covid bereaved families in Wales.

“The Welsh public deserves much better. For the sake of the country, both Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak must resign immediately.

“If the Conservative Party is to have any legitimacy in Wales Andrew RT Davies and Simon Hart need to show some backbone and be calling for resignations immediately. No Welsh Conservative MP should be backing the Chancellor or Prime Minister staying in post.”

First Minister Mark Drakeford had earlier called for Boris Johnson to go.

“Well, I’ve always had throughout the whole party gate business that you cannot be a lawmaker, and a law breaker at the same time,” he said.

“If the prime minister has been fined, and I’m afraid all those things that he said time and time and time again on the floor of the House of Commons, that nothing had ever gone wrong. Inside Downing Street from which he is responsible.

“Well, all of that can no longer be sustained. I don’t see how he thinks he can carry on.”


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Quornby
Quornby
1 month ago

It’s OK to break the law says Welsh tory leader. What a complete jackass the man is.

Y Cymro
Y Cymro
1 month ago

Andrew RT Davies you are a pernicious little man. You defend the indefensible. Not only should serial liar Boris Johnson & fishy Rishy Sunak resign, but so should you!

Arwyn
Arwyn
1 month ago

Two weeks too late RTD2. Would have been a good one though – up there with national Margaret Thatcher day.

The original mark
The original mark
1 month ago

There’s a surprise, 2nd rate tory backs lying and law breaking, just as long as its done by a tory. Absolute scum.

Kurt C
Kurt C
1 month ago

He should resign in disgrace as Davies should for gaslighting the lies. But they are the new Tories, no falked decency even. Unionist parties don’t seem to be into laws.

Gareth
Gareth
1 month ago

A R T Davies mentioned the war in Ukraine as a reason for Johnson to stay, as a convicted criminal, yes, he broke the law, was fined, and so he must have committed a crime,therefore must be a criminal,plus the fact he is a serial liar, do we really want, or need this oaf at the helm, when Europ.s on the brink of disaster, I think not. Please Mr Davies, stop boot licking, grow a spine and call this fool out for what he is.

Llinos
Llinos
1 month ago
Reply to  Gareth

And yet France is holding a general election and they have FAR more influence over Ukraine and FAR more respect than Boris. They are even risking the far right racist LePen getting in, which would undermine the unity of the civilised world.

Paul
Paul
1 month ago

RT Davies would beg permission to fellate Johnson in front of a capacity crowd at the millennium stadium.

hdavies15
hdavies15
1 month ago

Leave them in post. Best way to communicate the moral bankruptcy of this regime. If the electorate isn’t repelled by their slime then we may as well call it a day.

The original mark
The original mark
1 month ago
Reply to  hdavies15

Going by the discussion on various radio stations today, I would say it’s time to call it a day, if I was younger I would be seriously looking at leaving these septic Isles

Welsh_Siôn
Welsh_Siôn
1 month ago

The Tory Party – The Party of Law and Order?

No:

The Party of breaking the Law and Disorder.

R W
R W
1 month ago

All this proves is that ARTD possesses the same amount of moral fibre as Bozo the Clown, which is precisely none whatsoever!!

Dave
Dave
1 month ago

RT’s logic again devoid of common sense, BoJo lied to Parliament, that is now proven. Therefore you can not trust the man to tell the truth when truth needs to be told.

George
George
1 month ago

France will be changing leaders during Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and Germany changed leaders while covid was still present in Europe. This is simply kicking the can down the road in hope that people forget how much the majority put into protecting each other during height of covid and how little Boris Johnson (and other Tories – 50x FPN plus Shaun Bailey’s party) thinks about others.

Llinos
Llinos
1 month ago

Such vile hypocrites. Defending the corrupt and indefensible.
Ladies and gentlemen, the Tories

Fi yn unig
Fi yn unig
1 month ago

Sickening! The unimaginable suffering of the people of Ukraine is now a reason to keep Johnson. Without this war, the letters of no confidence in him would have crashed through the necessary 54 today if not before. Cynical just doesn’t say it.

Kerry Davies
Kerry Davies
1 month ago

The guy that wishes to be First Minister of Wales believes that criminality is not a problem.
Jesus H Christ on a bicycle.

Mick Tems
Mick Tems
1 month ago

I’m biding my time for the Welsh Nation first to vote and kick out the tory enemy and then rise up and gain our independence. Davies wants to make me puke blood.

Valerie Matthews
Valerie Matthews
1 month ago

WHEN are these ‘boot licking ‘ Tories going to do the job they were elected for? REPRESENTING their Constituents not smoozing law breaker Johnson!

Grayham Jones
1 month ago

Kick this idiot out of wales and all English party’s it’s time for a New Wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 vote Plaid Cymru

Dafydd
Dafydd
1 month ago
Reply to  Grayham Jones

wow you managed one capital W today…. keep it up Graham.

Mab Meirion
Mab Meirion
1 month ago

Not to worry, RT’s days are numbered…no Welsh Tory MPs in London in a couple of years…

Dafydd
Dafydd
1 month ago

Putin doesnt believe in a rules based system and look where that has led….

Politicians need to be held to far higher standards – those people in Downing Street look down at us, at the little people, they think the rules dont apply to them…

How is it possible that a PM convicted of a crime can remain as PM?

Why should i still obey the law (the rules) when that shamless man child can get away with it?

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