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Conservatives will continue voting against Covid passes in Wales – despite rolling them out in England

09 Dec 2021 2 minute read
Andrew RT Davies, leader of the Welsh Conservatives in the Senedd.

The leader of the Welsh Conservatives has said that they will continue to vote against Covid passes in Wales – despite the UK Government rolling them out in England.

Prime minister Boris Johnson announced yesterday that Covid Passes will soon be a key part of England’s approach to the new Omicron variant.

Wales began using Covid passes in October and has since extended their use to cinemas and theatres, in the face of Conservative opposition.

Covid passes for hospitality, including bars and restaurants, are among measures being discussed by Welsh ministers for announcement on Friday.

But Welsh Conservative leader Andrew RT Davies said that he would not consider backing them in Wales even though his party was now set to use them in England.

“For clarity, in the Senedd, Welsh Conservatives have opposed the introduction of vaccine passports across Wales,” he said.

“To date, there’s been no evidence provided to show they stop the spread of coronavirus. As such, we will continue to vote against their use, and any extension, in Wales.”

There is no indication yet of whether Welsh Conservative MPs will back the Covid passes in a vote at the House of Commons.

Clwyd West MP David Jones yesterday warned the UK Government against making vaccines compulsory, saying that he and others from the party would not support it.

“I do hope nobody in Government is flirting with the idea of compulsory vaccination,” David Jones said. “That would be abominable, and I and very many colleagues simply wouldn’t support it.”


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Kerry Davies
Kerry Davies
11 months ago

The thing is, see, cognitive dissonance is the feeling of unease when one holds two conflicting beliefs, values, or attitudes. 
When you are perfectly comfortable holding two diametrically opposed beliefs t just means you are bonkers, innit. 😜

hdavies15
hdavies15
11 months ago
Reply to  Kerry Davies

Give the man a break FFS. He’ll change his mind when one of Boris’ goffers comes on the line and delivers the new line of instructions. Shortly after he’ll be in the Senedd bawling his head off – “what took you so long to get passports/passes etc etc “. He’s declined into a remotely programmed barking machine.

Barry Panda
Barry Panda
11 months ago
Reply to  Kerry Davies

George Orwell had a word for it: doublethink

Kerry Davies
Kerry Davies
11 months ago
Reply to  Barry Panda

Ah, there lies the rub. In order for Doublethink to occur one must first have an ability to think. Here be a man who supports getting rid of the farm subsidies that gave him £680,000.

Grayham Jones
11 months ago

Kick all English party’s out of wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 stop being little Englanders and be proud to be welsh it’s time for a new wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

Y Cymro
Y Cymro
11 months ago

Hypocrite Andrew RT Davies and his Welsh Conservatives serve no purpose in Wales other than being an English Conservative party appendage with the sole purpose of being a negative disrupting force.

Gareth W
Gareth W
11 months ago

would you expect anything else from the Anti-Everything party. They remind me of the Snow White film where Grumpy says ‘I don’t know what it is, but I’m against it’ !

Crinc
Crinc
11 months ago

Good

Mark
Mark
11 months ago

This bloke will do anything just to be different, No actual substance or reason for his frequent outbursts other than comedy value.

j humphrys
j humphrys
11 months ago

The other parties must store RT’s and other Tory quotes for their next election posters.
And in large print, so the public know clearly what they have been up to.
Some of this is pretty serious as they are possibly guilty of putting lives in danger?

Last edited 11 months ago by j humphrys
George
George
11 months ago

Surely we want Welsh Conservatives thinking about how Conservative values apply within Wales rather than just doing what they usually do: “For Wales, see England”? This is a bit of independent thinking which should be welcomed.

Counter-argument being that Welsh Conservatives are amongst the worst politicians in the world and are just copying what’s going in England (again) but showing their backbencher credentials.

Rob
Rob
11 months ago

Why is David Jones interfering this is an England only matter? Its nothing to do with him, unless he thinks Wales should be part of England.

R W
R W
11 months ago

Confirms what I’ve always suspected, that the so-called “Welsh Conservatives” are even more right-wing than their English counterparts.

Argol Fawr
Argol Fawr
11 months ago

Goes without saying. The Welsh (?) conservatives will ‘continue to vote against’ everything Labour and Plaid C put forward. Whether it’s bad or overwhelmingly good for Wales. PM Clown Boris has a worthy apprentice when it comes to R.T.

Erisian
Erisian
11 months ago
Reply to  Argol Fawr

Apprentice? Nah, only in the spouting-danglybits department.
Thankfully, RT is unable to truly emulate Boris due to a Charisma-bypass he had as a child.

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