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Tory MP accuses Welsh Gov of trying to ‘create a barrier between Wales and England’ with Covid rules

22 Dec 2021 2 minute read
Alun Cairns. Picture by Richard Townshend (CC BY 3.0).

A Tory MP has accused the Welsh Government of trying to “create a barrier between Wales and England” with Covid regulations.

Alun Cairns, who represents the Vale of Glamorgan, also claimed that it was using the pandemic to “to prevent movement across the border”.

The Welsh Government has recently announced a series of measures to try to stem a rise in cases of the fast-spreading Omicron variant of Covid-19.

Sporting events will be played behind closed doors from Boxing Day. A £60 fine has also been introduced for anyone unnecessarily travelling to the office.

Cairns told The Telegraph: “It is outrageous. The Welsh Labour Party have in effect become soft nationalists, and in doing so have sought to create a barrier between Wales and England.”

‘Wrong chord’ 

Kelly Andrews, GMB senior organiser said: “We think this strikes the wrong chord.

“We have major worries that this could lead to bad employers pressuring their workers to work from home without a paper trail and place any financial risk on them.

“Those workers are also the most vulnerable and can least afford to take the financial hit.

“But the truth is for a lot of families a £60 fine over Christmas will have a severe financial impact”.

A Welsh Government spokesperson said: “Additional measures have been introduced to limit the spread of the virus and protect public health.

“Further to our long-standing advice for people to work from home wherever possible, from Monday this will now be a legal requirement to work from home unless there is a reasonable excuse not to.

“We expect employers to take all reasonable steps to facilitate home working and provide employees with the support they need.”


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Quornby
Quornby
9 months ago

Cairns again. If only it were true.

Grayham Jones
9 months ago

It’s time for a new wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 kick all English party’s out of wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 start fighting for your children and grandchildren future in wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 we in wales have got to stop being little Englanders and and be proud to be welsh

GW Atkinson
GW Atkinson
9 months ago

“We want you to stop making it difficult for us to continue occupying your country and stealing your democracy” Rat!

hdavies15
hdavies15
9 months ago

Yet another Tory spouting gibberish. Do they get handouts from Party H.Q with instructions issued daily on what recites what ? It’s getting to be like a moron relay event.

Rob
Rob
9 months ago

Is this the same Cairns who puts the interests of Bristol over the interests of Wales?
I like how anyone who opposes the Tory agenda is automatically a nationalist.

R W
R W
9 months ago

Cairns really is a dreadful man who only cares about his own British Nationalist agenda. Typical Tory turncoat.

John
John
9 months ago

Just remember that this is the guy who supported someone who sabotaged a rape trial.
Anwybyddwch y twpsyn.

Erisian
Erisian
9 months ago
Reply to  John

How could we not. Taking every opportunity to point out the crimes and misdemenours of these so-called Welsh Tories is one of my hobbys.

Gareth
Gareth
9 months ago

He moans about creating barriers, he has seen nothing yet, just wait untill the latest Brexit rules are enacted in Jan 2022, then he will know what barriers are.

Last edited 9 months ago by Gareth
Malcolm rj
Malcolm rj
9 months ago

I can’t believe that Man ever got elected for a Welsh constituentsey are the people living there really WELSH

Gary H
Gary H
9 months ago

This man is a total quizling. He must be intellectually challenged not to realise that he talks tosh fed to him by totalitarian-minded English nationalists. He should be ashamed of himself, the daft little squit.

Steve Duggan
Steve Duggan
9 months ago

It’s typical of a Tory to think it’s just all about politics and not saving lives. You can see how their minds work and it’s never to help others (unless of cause it somehow makes them money). Sounds extreme ? Not in my experience of them.

Robin Lynn
Robin Lynn
9 months ago
Reply to  Steve Duggan

If the Omnicon incidence rate in Wales were higher than in England how would BJ react? Would he pass up an opportunity to blame high rates in Wales on a Socialist Govt? Cairns just got lucky on this one.

Y Cymro
Y Cymro
9 months ago

Crooked Cairns forgets that his English extremist party put a costly barrier between Wales and Europe with Brexit. Hypocrite!

And instead of being Whitehall’s little quisling, should respect not only the Welsh Government’s democratic right to fight the Covid pandemic how they see fit, but Welsh devolution & Senedd sovereignty.

#YesCymru 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 #Ymlaen 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿#SeneddSovereignty 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 #HandsOffWelshDevolution ⛔ #ToryIdiocracy 🇬🇧

Ieuan Evans
Ieuan Evans
9 months ago

Another Tory who’s losing his marbles. I think he’s spending too much time looking for extra jobs.

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