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Plaid Cymru MP tells Welsh Tories to ‘grow a backbone’ and call for Boris Johnson’s to resign

26 Jan 2022 2 minute read
Boris Johnson at the House of Commons.

A Plaid Cymru MP has told the Welsh Tories to “grow a backbone” by calling for Boris Johnson to resign.

Hywel Williams, who represents the constituency of Arfon, said there were a lot of Conservative MPs were “sitting in silence” during Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons today.

He added that the sense of “shame” from having to support the beleaguered Tory Prime Minister was “palpable”.

The Scottish Conservatives have called for his resignation, but the Tories in Wales have so far refused to follow suit.

The debate in the Commons comes in the wake of a report by ITV News that up to 30 people attended a birthday celebration of Boris Johnson on June 19, 2020, in which they sang Happy Birthday and were served cake.

No 10 said staff had “gathered briefly” to “wish the prime minister a happy birthday”, adding that he had been there “for less than 10 minutes”.

During PMQs, Labour Westminster leader Keir Starmer urged Boris Johnson to publish a official report into Downing Street parties in full.

‘Heated’

In a heated exchange, he told  Johnson he should quit and was “doing damage” to the UK’s reputation. However, Johnson claimed that he was “getting on with the job” and vowed that he would stay on despite the turmoil.

Following the debate in the House of Commons, Hywel Williams said: “Lots of Conservative MPs sitting in silence during today’s #PMQs

“The shame of having to support Boris Johnson – a Prime Minister under criminal investigation – is palpable. Time for Welsh Tories to grow a backbone and call for his resignation.”


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Dave
Dave
7 months ago

good luck with that, even the people who vote tory are too gutless to back their reasons hence the secret tory voter

Grayham Jones
7 months ago

Kick all English party’s out of wales that’s the Tories Labour and all Brexit party’s it’s time for a new wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

Cymru ar wasgar
Cymru ar wasgar
7 months ago
Reply to  Grayham Jones

I thought Wales embraced Brexit. Was our news wrong. That would not surprise me.

Grayham Jones
7 months ago

Incomers should not be allowed to vote in wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 only welsh people living in wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

Tafarn y gareg
Tafarn y gareg
7 months ago
Reply to  Grayham Jones

Only 35 % of the people in Wales have a Welsh surname. You’re ideas are quite frankly hateful. Would you set up an organisation to define Welsh heritage. I am surprised that your comment is acceptable.

Rhosddu
Rhosddu
7 months ago
Reply to  Grayham Jones

That’s not possible, Grayham, however much alot of people would want it. And anyway, Wales is better than that.

GW Atkinson
GW Atkinson
7 months ago
Reply to  Grayham Jones

Then that’s my Polish mum being barred from voting then even though she has lived here most of her life. No, if people live here, they get the vote like everyone else should. If we start splitting people into groups in our own country, then we have made the English establishments job 10 times easier. Just politically educate people better.

Quornby
Quornby
7 months ago

Yes Hywel is absolutely right. “Welsh” tories are spineless and now silent.

Gareth
Gareth
7 months ago

Tory’s are afraid to criticise Boris, in case he makes a phone call and they are beaten up, just like the Stuart Collier plot

Ann
Ann
7 months ago

Why the apostrophe in “for Boris Johnson’s to resign”?
Where is the proof reading on this site?

sion holt
sion holt
7 months ago

Good luck with that! All parties are Tory minded now! It’s all about the money! Journey MPs go for the coin not the principle! About time Ireland turned up as well to input! Having a seat and representation and living in past and principles doesn’t last forever!

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