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Liz Truss’ supporters pushing for her to appoint former Welsh Secretary John Redwood as Chancellor

29 Jul 2022 2 minute read
John Redwood MP by Richard Townshend (CC BY 3.0)

Liz Truss’ supporters are pushing for her to appoint former Welsh Secretary John Redwood as Chancellor.

According to the Daily Express newspaper, the influential European Research Group (ERG), whose block vote helped Liz Truss get to the final two, are pushing for the 71 year old Berkshire MP to be appointed to the role.

Liz Truss herself is said to favour Boris Johnson loyalist Thérèse Coffey who is the Secretary of State at the Department for Work and Pensions, and who would be the first ever female Chancellor.

Jacob Rees-Mogg is also on the shortlist of options.

An MP told the Daily Express: “There is no doubt that John Redwood is the best-qualified person to be Chancellor and would be a superb choice.

“He would certainly be able to deliver the economic policy that Liz has been proposing in this contest.”

According to the Daily Express John Redwood who served as Welsh Secretary under John Major is “seen as one of the best brains on the right of the party”.

He is best known in Wales for stumbling through a rendition of Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau in a famous 1993 clip. The BBC promised not to re-use the footage in 2007 after the Conservative party complained.

BBC head of news at the time Helen Boaden wrote in her blog: “We weren’t right to use the footage again, which was from long ago.”

You can watch the footage below:


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Gareth
Gareth
4 months ago

“Superb choice” and ” one of the best brains on the right of the party” if those statements do not ring alarm bells in the Senedd at the lurch to the right of this party, with his record when overlord of Cymru, as Labour in London Implode, then nothing will push Labour in Cymru to dump unionism. Remember his record here, then try to justify to yourself, why we are better off in the union, Mr Drakeford and co.

hdavies15
hdavies15
4 months ago
Reply to  Gareth

I doubt whether there is any name among that Cabinet that doesn’t set off alarm bells in any thinking person. Spoilt for choice when thinking up who might be the best choice for “bogey man”. Quite spooky really.

Mab Meirion
Mab Meirion
4 months ago
Reply to  hdavies15

The stuffing of the house of fun with dozens more cronies, this old face in no11 selling off the crown jewels and the 4 musketeers Wallace and Gromit with Herpes and St Gino of Essex on the warpath and the ghost of Fat Shanks at every feast it scares the pants off me…

Mab Meirion
Mab Meirion
4 months ago
Reply to  Mab Meirion

An urgent request for Mark Drakeford after the London Fire Commissioner calls for an immediate ban on the sale of disposable barbecues, Mr Drakeford please ban the sale of them in Wales…

Last edited 4 months ago by Mab Meirion
Arwyn
Arwyn
4 months ago

April 1st – got to be. No? I just spat my tea out laughing. Oh please let them do this. Redwood for Chancellor, Rees Smug for Foreign Secretary, Fabricant for Scottish Secretary and Gove for the Welsh Office. Bring it on, lets go!

Mab Meirion
Mab Meirion
4 months ago
Reply to  Arwyn

Not over someones exam paper I hope. You did not come back to me the other day about historical abuse in state schools and why no justice for our blighted years under corrupt regimes…Francois for defence minister…

Arwyn
Arwyn
4 months ago
Reply to  Mab Meirion

I’m not the education minister Mab. Cefais i’r cansen ar sawl achlysur fel bachgen ifanc wrth fy athrawon – unwaith am siarad Saesneg creda fe neu beidio.

Mab Meirion
Mab Meirion
4 months ago
Reply to  Mab Meirion

You did quite boldly state on the opinions page that you were “well positioned to comment on education in Wales”

Mab Meirion
Mab Meirion
4 months ago
Reply to  Mab Meirion

Maybe I will, but in my case apart from the violence, they made sure there was to be no further education for me until 30 years later I went to Coleg Harlech. The fate of that wonderful establishment was another crime against education for all. Sorry if I put you on the spot. Nicky Cambell brought this on…

Arwyn
Arwyn
4 months ago
Reply to  Mab Meirion

Yes, on the outcome of current policy on pupils attainment, being at the chalkface so to speak. Not on historic punishments that were outlawed when I was still a child.

The Original Mark
The Original Mark
4 months ago

I’m surprised none of them have suggested digging thatcher up, and giving her a job on the front bench.

Richard
Richard
4 months ago

Impossible mate – no graves in Hell 😈

Richard
Richard
4 months ago

My favourite Tory – just the guy to lead them into financial Valhalla .

His great achievements while Governor General in Wales are legendary.

With an encyclopaedic knowledge of our country, love ❤️ to staying here as often as possible and sense of working with us just makes him the. ‘ right ‘ choice …..

One of the two witnesses
One of the two witnesses
4 months ago

Oh my god! What is the correct term for governance by the least suitable least competent?

The original mark
The original mark
4 months ago

A tory government?

Crwtyddol
Crwtyddol
3 months ago

This is a measure of how empty is the Tory pantry

Rob
Rob
3 months ago

John Redwood is an English nationalist. So much for muscular unionism.

Steve
Steve
3 months ago
Reply to  Rob

His lot want the whole sorry Union to be England, English nationalism on steroids. #Annibyniaeth

Quornby
Quornby
3 months ago

Good Heavens. Are these people totally sane? Perhaps after the idiotic Johnson became PM they think that eccentricity is a required skill.

Gareth P
Gareth P
3 months ago

Never has the need for compulsory drug testing of MPs being validated so strongly by the suggestion that John ‘Vulcan’ Redwood becomes the next chancellor of the exchequer.
Time is long overdue for Cymru to break away from Westminster tentacles, any form of an independent Cymru will be better than the horror show that Westminster has become and is beyond redemption.

Kurt Constable
Kurt Constable
3 months ago

Brexit moron who hates us and really is getting more deluded by the day.

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