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Tory minister mocked for tweet slamming pandemic handling in Wales

02 Jun 2021 2 minutes Read
James Cleverly MP

A Tory minister has been mocked for a tweet slamming how the Covid-19 pandemic has been handled in Wales.

James Cleverly, Minister of State for Middle East and North Africa, took aim at how the situation has being dealt with back on October 26 2020.

However, since then Wales has led the world on the vaccine rollout, with 67% of the population having received a dose, and Twitter users, which include Welsh Labour MP Alex Davies-Jones, and Tony Blair’s former director of communications Alistair Campbell, have not been slow to point this out recently.

This compares to 62.9% in Israel, which is in second place, 57.8% in Scotland in third, and 57% in England which is in fourth.

In his tweet James Cleverly said: “If you want to see how a Labour government would be dealing with the current Covid-19 situation just look at how they’re doing in Wales.”

Tony Blair’s former director of communications Alistair Campbell said: “Well said Jimmy Not-So … world-beating on the vaccine front”.

Welsh Labour MP Alex Davies-Jones said: “Oh this hasn’t aged well James.”

Nic Dafis said: “Evergreen tweet. ‘Covid vaccination rollout: How is Wales leading the UK and the world’.

Richard Crossan said: “James Cleverly, the gift that keeps on giving.”

Ben Morris said: “This has aged like a fine wine.”

Cllr John Haywood said: “I agree with James.”

Gavin Harper said: “By all means do come and take a look…”

Torfaen councillor David Daniels said: “A point well made, @JamesCleverly.”

Callum Higgins said: “Fastest vaccine rollout out of the U.K. nations, that’s how ‘they’re doing in Wales’”.

Ben McKinlay said: “Good to the Tories giving credit where credit is due.”

Owain Jones replied simply with: “Hahahahahhahahahaha.”

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Mab Meirion
Mab Meirion
10 days ago

Not so Cleverly

j humphrys
j humphrys
10 days ago

Get us out of this union!

Vaughan
Vaughan
10 days ago

Higher vaccination rate than England
Lower infection rate as well
What planet does this man live on?

Gaynor
Gaynor
10 days ago

Stop quoting pointless comments from twitter as news please. So what if somebody said ‘Hhaha’

Mandi A
Mandi A
10 days ago
Reply to  Gaynor

Well said girl

Quornby
Quornby
10 days ago

Deliberately misleading but unfortunately lots of naive people will suck it up. I’m defending the Senedd here not Labour who are propaganda past masters, on the doorstep at least.

Steve Duggan
Steve Duggan
10 days ago

Jealousy, pure and simple. The Tories hate it when someone does better than them – which actually happens quite often these days with the level of incompetency this UK government has shown. It just proves why we need to get out.

Stephen Owen
Stephen Owen
9 days ago

That is rich going from a UK government minister.

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