Mark Drakeford responds to idea of Huw Edwards becoming First Minister
Mark Drakeford has responded to the idea of Huw Edwards becoming the First Minister of Wales.
The broadcaster and journalist said he would like the top job after he was asked who he would like to be for one day, during a wide-ranging Q&A with the BBC’s Welsh language news service, Cymru Fyw.
He later tweeted the current First Minister, emphasising: “Let’s be clear… it was ‘for a day’. No cause for panic”.
Mark Drakeford responded with a cheerful gif of himself which had the caption: “Well, I’m smiling now.”
— Mark Drakeford (@PrifWeinidog) January 18, 2022
Got to like his style 👌🏻🏴 #impartialcomment https://t.co/lQ5umP2G8r
— Huw Edwards (@thehuwedwards) January 18, 2022
‘Responses on social media’
The exchange between the two prominent Welshmen sparked a number of responses on social media.
Bloody hell, that was fast! https://t.co/5oJOTNUEGV pic.twitter.com/lNLfRp79rG
— Owen Williams 🏴 (@OwsWills) January 18, 2022
This is the political discourse I’m here for
— Sam J (@Atom_Scientist) January 18, 2022
Amazing👏👏👏@thehuwedwards @PrifWeinidog pic.twitter.com/yIP5BOZ7UW
— Lloyd Warburton ASIC/WYPM🏴 (@LloydCymru) January 18, 2022
In his answer to Cymru Fyw, Huw Edwards said: said: “I would like to be the First Minister of Wales for one day and I would like to change a couple of things rather fundamentally in one day.
“I believe that would be impossible from the point of view of legislation but, I would like to have a look at a few social things, a few things in relation to education and few economic policies. Being First Minister of Wales for a day would suit me down to the ground.”
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It woud make an interesting ‘fly on the wall’ TV documentary to have Huw Edwards in the Hot Seat for a week. A lot of folk would learn just what a difficult task being First Minister actaully is. Of course I would hope that the TV folk would keep Mr Drakeford as the Deputy just to keep the train on the rails.
Huw should be Chairman of the new Welsh Broadcasting Corporation.
Hywel Teifi Edwards – best Prime Minister Wales never had
How about that great Manchnian David Lloyd George
Yes, Lloyd George would have been pretty good, as long as he stuck to governing Cymru. You would hardly call him a Mancunian, though (I’m guessing that’s what you meant by “Manchnian”).
Who thinks Huw will ever come out for our countries independence from the heel of the Westminster/ monarchy oligarchy that our necks under?
Don’t be so sure that he is that pro-Union. I am sure he was promoting Welsh language learning a while back so there are clues that he is a pro-Wales Welshman.
He wants to be President, but Plaid’s poor show last year means independence it pushed back another five years (minimum of 15, in reality 17) meaning he’ll be too old by then.