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Mark Drakeford responds to idea of Huw Edwards becoming First Minister

18 Jan 2022 2 minute read
Mark Drakeford picture by the Welsh Government. Right, Huw Edwards picture by Brian Minkoff-London Pixels (CC BY-SA 3.0).

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.”

‘Responses on social media’ 

The exchange between the two prominent Welshmen sparked a number of responses on social media.

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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Peter Cuthbert
Peter Cuthbert
8 months ago

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.

HywelE3
HywelE3
8 months ago

Huw should be Chairman of the new Welsh Broadcasting Corporation.

I.Humphrys
I.Humphrys
8 months ago
Reply to  HywelE3

Good idea.

Wynford Jones
Wynford Jones
8 months ago

Hywel Teifi Edwards – best Prime Minister Wales never had

Brechfa Smythe _ Rhydderch
Brechfa Smythe _ Rhydderch
8 months ago
Reply to  Wynford Jones

How about that great Manchnian David Lloyd George

Wrexhamian
Wrexhamian
8 months ago

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”).

Gareth Wyn Jones
Gareth Wyn Jones
8 months ago

Who thinks Huw will ever come out for our countries independence from the heel of the Westminster/ monarchy oligarchy that our necks under?

Peter Cuthbert
Peter Cuthbert
8 months ago

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.

Gareth
Gareth
8 months ago

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.

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