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Mark Drakeford described as ‘low energy Jeremy Corbyn’ by Tory leadership frontrunner

03 Aug 2022 3 minute read
Liz Truss. Credit: Andrew Parsons / No10 Downing St
Ms Truss lambasted Mr Drakeford during a hustings event in Cardiff on Wednesday evening.

It comes after she said Scottish First Minister Ms Sturgeon was an “attention seeker” who is “best ignored” at a hustings event in Exeter on Monday.

During the event in Wales, Ms Truss said: “The fact is there are too many people in this country who are ashamed of our history, who talk our country down, who say the best days are behind us. They are completely wrong. I’m afraid one of them is Mark Drakeford.”

M4 relief road

Referring to his decision in 2019 to scrap the M4 relief road, a dual three-lane motorway south of Newport which was proposed to relieve congestion, she added: “Whether it’s stopping the M4 relief road, whether it’s whacking a tax on our tourist industry, I will crack down on his negativity about Wales and about the United Kingdom.

“With delivering for people on the ground, with making a real difference to people’s lives, we will be able to take on the plastic patriot Sir Keir Starmer and we’ll be able to take on the low energy version of Jeremy Corbyn that is Mark Drakeford.”

Asked during the hustings if she would ignore Mr Drakeford like Ms Sturgeon, Ms Truss said: “I think it’s a very different situation in Scotland and Wales.

“Because what’s happening in Scotland is the entire resources of the Scottish Government are being used to run essentially an independence campaign, and I think that is grossly irresponsible.

“The Scottish Government are not delivering for the people of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon is spending her time agitating for independence.”

Ms Truss also backed building the M4 relief road.

Mr Drakeford previously said his Cabinet had decided not to back the project due to demands on the Welsh Government’s budgets and its financial position, saying the cost involved “was not acceptable”.

During Monday’s hustings, Ms Truss made her remarks about the Scottish First Minister in relation to her push for another Scottish independence referendum in October 2023.

Her comments prompted further personal attacks on Ms Sturgeon, with Ms Truss’s ally Jacob Rees-Mogg stating the Scottish National Party leader is “always moaning”.

Deputy First Minister John Swinney said the attack on Ms Sturgeon from someone hoping to be the next occupant of No 10 is “completely and utterly unacceptable”.


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Kurt Constable
Kurt Constable
3 months ago

I am happy with our Senedd (on a limited budget) , disgusted by the racist, evil, destroyer of life Westminster Tories. They left the EU to fund our needs. Truss is a imperialist slave culture

Y Cymro
Y Cymro
3 months ago

It not for me to defend Mark Drakeford being a Welsh Nationalist. He can defend himself. But I find it ironic these comments made from a woman who expects to regain the trust of the electorate who in 2009 cheated on her accountant husband Hugh O’Leary with former Tory MP Mark Field that nearly ruined her marriage and ended his culminating in her deselection by her Norfolk constituency over the seedy affair.

Last edited 3 months ago by Y Cymro
Dai Rob
Dai Rob
3 months ago

He has been consstently the most popular leader in the UK over the last 2-3 years.
Get used to it Truss!
Because you will be out on your ar5e at the next generak election. 😉

Gareth
Gareth
3 months ago

She comes into our capital city spouting about” our history” . Unable to communicate with us in our language, a native language of Britain,would not be able to pronounce correctly 99% of our place names, and who would not know who Hywel Dda was, if he came back to life, was introduced to her and hit her with a stick. When not telling lies she talks utter cac, and this specimen is about to be the next PM.

Mab Meirion
Mab Meirion
3 months ago

She sounds like someone a bit overtired at a hen party commenting on her ex, the bridegroom…Lizzie no mates maybe but certainly one of Fat Shanks’ harpies…

George Atkinson
George Atkinson
3 months ago

In other words, he isn’t coked up like the tories.

Cathy Jones
Cathy Jones
3 months ago

Truss’s tenure as sacrificial Tory leader is going to be hilarious. Civil unrest brewing Strikes Promises she can’t keep A party divided recession imminent Prices continually rising unpopular with large swathes of the electorate no diplomatic skills Already U-turned before becoming a leader energy crisis she never has a grasp of her brief She doesn’t have the skills or anyone who poses the skills needed to lead a country, all she can do is showboat, Starmer is going (and I hate that I am typing this) to look good up against her in PMQs. It will be easy for Starmer’s… Read more »

Fi yn unig
Fi yn unig
3 months ago

If anyone was in doubt about this, Wales and Scotland are under direct attack with the threat of eradication laid out in full before us. Never has this threat been made so clear as now by these two nation deniers. It is time that Welsh Labour, Plaid Cymru and the SNP enshrined in law in their respective Parliaments the right of their people to have, to own and to quote their true nationality. Such people never talk down THEIR countries and they will find out that there is nothing they can do to quash our identities when we are still… Read more »

Derek
Derek
3 months ago
Reply to  Fi yn unig

“…Wales and Scotland are under direct attack…”

And in the meantime the SNP do… whit?

The Original Mark
The Original Mark
3 months ago

These are the words of the French poet Paul Eluard from about 100 years ago.
I would change bourgeois to tories, just to avoid any confusion, although they’re possibly interchangeable for each other?

Of course I hate the reign of the bourgeois
The reign of cops and priests
But I hate still more the man who does not hate it

The Original Mark
The Original Mark
3 months ago

Just in case my other post gets deleted, basically, f*ck the tories, get them out of Wales.

Last edited 3 months ago by The Original Mark
Emmie
Emmie
3 months ago

I think mark drakeford and the senedd are doing the best they can under this Tory non government – just makes me want to be rid of Westminster and all even more.

Ellie TOWNSEND JONES
Ellie TOWNSEND JONES
3 months ago

Is that all the initial coverage there is of an event that must have lasted more than an hour?

One of the two witnesses
One of the two witnesses
3 months ago

They’re Tories. What more do we need to know? One nation, Rule Britannia, tax cuts for the rich, punish the poor, enforce “normality”, humiliate refugees, justify the Brexit farrago (Farage-o), plot how to sell of more of the NHS, decide which minority out group to blame for the failure of 12 years of Tory Rule. National anthem. End the meeting. Let the bacchanalian orgy begin.

R W
R W
3 months ago

Isn’t it time Drakeford and his ministers found a backbone and started to defend themselves (and our country) from these incessant attacks from these Tory f*ckwits?

One of the two witnesses
One of the two witnesses
3 months ago
Reply to  R W

Do they need to? It’s like being savaged by a slug. The Tories are a minuscule force in Cymru. ARTD is their “leader”. None of them are even capable of. Ring their master’s mouthpiece in Cymru. The current pointless monkey in a pointless job is the MP for a little bit of SWINDON.
When Tories attack in Cymru, THEY become weaker. More contemptible. A few more are added to the Indy cause

R W
R W
3 months ago

Yes, I do think they need to grow a backbone, in the same way Nicola Sturgeon and the SNP are showing that they have plenty of backbone.

Kerry Davies
Kerry Davies
3 months ago

Is this the same M4 relief road scrapped by John Major? David Cameron did offer to provide about half the cost but as an interest bearing loan from which Westminster would profit.
What’s that thing about sinners casting stones?

Llyn
Llyn
3 months ago

This infantile name calling is the norm with today’s right wing populist Conservative Pty. Not a day goes by when their leader in the Senedd doesn’t pick up his phone to call someone a remoaner, marxist, stalinist, lefty. woke. nationalist…….

Keith Gogarth
Keith Gogarth
3 months ago

Another third rate politician enters the fray. God help us all.

One of the two witnesses
One of the two witnesses
3 months ago

Says Farage in a dress. A cowardly fascistic submarine with delusions of adequacy

Doctor Trousers
3 months ago

I hope to god that Drakeford is at the very least taking independence seriously as a contingency plan for when everything inevitably isn’t fixed by Starmer’s diet tory party.

hdavies15
hdavies15
3 months ago

Low energy ? Well the dimwit who was writing these quips for Lowlife Lizzie (a.k.a the Cabinet bike) was certainly lacking in energy. Lizzie may be smart enough to beat Itchy Nutsack in an inhouse race to the bottom but once in charge she will more closely resemble the infamous Custer on a Montana ridge.

Llefain
Llefain
3 months ago

They are coming for us.
These attacks on the elected leaders of the Celtic countries and their ability to do things without approval (even to make mistakes) is an attack on the existence of our governments.
They have the power to remove our democracy whenever they want.
If you don’t want that threat hanging over us with every general election (the results of which we rarely, if ever impact) then… The only solution is obvious at this point.

Marc
Marc
3 months ago

Yeah, I’d stick to exploring new pork markets, and leave Wales to the Welsh

anon
anon
3 months ago

I don’t like a lot of the things M.D does particularly his slavish dedication to the union but he will quite frankly eat these two for breakfast.
As for Liz Truss’s personal attacks on M.D’s all I can say is “Cheese”. She is a peculiar individual indeed.

Last edited 3 months ago by Dan Roberts

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