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Jacob Rees-Mogg and Wales’ new Secretary of State visit Wrexham’s Racecourse ground

21 Jul 2022 2 minute read
Jacob Rees Mogg, Sarah Atherton and Robert Buckland at the Racecourse ground. Picture by Sarah Atheron.

The Minister for Brexit Opportunities Jacob Rees-Mogg and the new Welsh Secretary Robert Buckland visited Wrexham’s Racecourse ground today.

They were welcomed by Wrexham’s Conservative MP Sarah Atherton as part of an event sponsored by the local council.

“Honoured to welcome the Secretary of State for Wales, Robert Buckland, and the Minister of State for Brexit Opportunities, Jacob Rees-Mogg to Wrexham AFC’s home patch, the Racecourse Ground,” Sarah Atherton wrote in a Facebook post.

Robert Buckland, the MP for Swindon South, was appointed to the post earlier this month after his predecessor, Simon Hart MP, resigned in a bid to oust Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Katie Wilson, a Plaid Cymru Wrexham County Councillor for the Offa Ward, said that they had organised a small protest to welcome the delegation:

The racecourse is currently bidding for levelling up funding to make improvements to the stadium. The Levelling Up Secretary is now Greg Clark after Boris Johnson fired his predecessor, Michael Gove.

Clwyd South Labour Senedd Member Ken Skates said that he had written to Grek Clark seeking assurances that Wrexham’s levelling up bid would not be derailed.

“The political turmoil at Westminster cannot be allowed to hold up this transformational project,” he said. So much hard work has gone into it already, and the Welsh Labour Government has already pledged millions of pounds of funding which the people of Wrexham now need the UK Government to match.”

Wrexham’s MP was criticised in May after getting the name of the town’s football team wrong while speaking in the House of Commons.

Speaking in a debate about Wrexham’s City of Culture 2025 bid, Sarah Atherton called the football team “Wrexham Athletic Football Club”.


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Cathy Jones
Cathy Jones
26 days ago

Yuck! Images like that should not be shown without a clear warning.

Tomos Bennett
Tomos Bennett
26 days ago

Wastemonster!

John Davis
John Davis
26 days ago

Jacob Rees-Mogg – the ERG Brexiteer who promised that a vote for Brexit would lower food prices. LSE economic research unit shows in fact it added 6% to food prices due to new red tape and staff shortages. Was he simply ignorant, or did he lie to support his personal ideology over people’s welfare? I know which one it was. They lie, you pay, it’s the Tory way.

Leigh Richards
Leigh Richards
26 days ago

Apparently Rees-Mogg has been a ‘lifelong fan of Wrexham Argyle’ 😉

Mab Meirion
Mab Meirion
26 days ago

You should judge a secretary of state for Wales by the company he keeps…

Fi yn unig
Fi yn unig
26 days ago

Da iawn Katie. A small protest is at least a middle finger to them. All Rees Mogg knows about Wales is that it is a place that must be kept down but now he also knows where it is.

NOT Grayham Jones
NOT Grayham Jones
25 days ago
Reply to  Fi yn unig

Wow that’s what you call a “small protest” 5 people Lol ( very small finger!!!)

Last edited 25 days ago by NOT Grayham Jones
hdavies15
hdavies15
26 days ago

3 shifty characters seen lurking around in N.E Wales so they can escape the toxicity of Westminster. Best they stay away in future as their stink travels with them .

Richard
Richard
26 days ago

So funny to see JRM with the new 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿Governor Buckland ….the two are well known for not only not being on top of each other’s Christmas Card list – but not even on them ! !

Principled one nation Llanelli Conservative thinker v All is my nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Hurray Henry throw back to 1790s Moonfleet Dorset Squires.

R W
R W
26 days ago

Why were these Tory twats even allowed into the stadium?

Fi yn unig
Fi yn unig
25 days ago
Reply to  R W

Before owners Ryan and Rob scream ‘What the hell! Get these guys out of our stadium!’, we need to tell them not to worry. They are just two clueless idiots who heard the place was called ‘The Racecourse’ and were expecting to see horses. When they asked when the two horse race between Sunak and Truss was starting, they were told those were donkeys and they left.

Dai Rob
Dai Rob
25 days ago

**Tory MP visits a Tory area** :/

Y Cymro
Y Cymro
25 days ago

This unholy visit was the Tory equiverlent of fly tipping. We don’t want Conservative HQ in London dumping their rubbish blighting the fair City of Wrecsam.

NOT Grayham Jones
NOT Grayham Jones
25 days ago
Reply to  Y Cymro

Is Wrecsam a tory city? Tory MP and Tory Council

Nia James
Nia James
25 days ago

Shame on everybody at Wrexham who sanctioned this visit. This is all part of their Unionist “reuniting the country” agenda. Sickening!

Dafydd
Dafydd
25 days ago

Just struck me who Rees Mogg reminded me of – Heinrich Himmler…

Llyn
Llyn
25 days ago

Investing in a football grounds is not going to do anything to level up and just shows how facile and unambitious the whole leveling up agenda is. Sadly I’m sure many will fall for the glitzy propoganda like this.

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