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Tory MS annoys the Llywydd by speaking for too long in Senedd debate

04 Oct 2021 2 minutes Read
Darren Millar. Picture by Llywelyn2000 (CC BY-SA 4.0).

A Tory MS has annoyed the Llywydd by speaking for too long in a debate in the Senedd.

Darren Millar, who represents Clwyd West, was told off by Elin Jones during his speech during a debate about Welsh Government’s annual report on inter-governmental relations for the period.

The Llywydd interrupted the Conservative Senedd member and told him the he was “testing” her patience.

Millar had been criticising the Welsh Government and asked the First Minister Mark Drakeford if he took responsibility for the “occasional souring of relationships” with the UK Government in Westminster.

He also accused Labour of being “disruptive” in “trying to prevent” the UK from leaving the EU.

Elin Jones said: “You’re testing me here now. You’re out of time.

Darren Millar said: “I want to end on a positive note.”

Elin Jones said: “All right; inject some positivity, then.”

Millar then went on to say that he is a “proud Irish citizen as well as being a British citizen” and told the First Minister that he was glad to hear his “references to engagement with Ireland through the British-Irish Council”.

The Brexit-backing MS has retained his EU citizenship, despite voting to take it away from others.

The First Minister replied: “My own assessment of my statement would be that I was doing my best to err on the side of generosity through it all.

“I struck out references to the shared prosperity fund, to the poisonous impact of the United Kingdom Internal Market Act 2020, to the struggles to persuade the Treasury to operate the rules by which it itself ought to be bound, because I wanted – I’m going to do that as much as I can – to emphasise the need for positive relationships between all Governments across the United Kingdom.”

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Erisian
Erisian
19 days ago

Well obviously he does not fully identify with Wales, or as Welsh – but then again show me any Conservative who is Welsh first and Conservative second.

CJPh
CJPh
19 days ago
Reply to  Erisian

Guto Bebb – he seemed to come to a conclusion on Wales (one I disagree with – that Wales would be better placed within the Union) based that on a deep and abiding love for his nation. He was just wrong. I feel that David Davies has the same drive, just for his fictionalised version of Monmouthshire and not Cymru. I get the feeling he isn’t as anti-Wales as he is often portrayed… but he is yet to convince me that neither one of his trouser legs drag in the dirty Westminster toilet water. The rest are just ladder-climbing ‘Homo… Read more »

Quornby
Quornby
19 days ago

Isn’t he the Brexit supporter who has kept his EU/Irish passport?

Wrexhamian
Wrexhamian
19 days ago

Great riposte by Drakeford. One nil.

Y Cymro
Y Cymro
19 days ago

I’d be annoyed in-perpetuity. He & they do not deserve a voice in our Senedd Cymru, an institution they wanted abolishing. The Tories serve no purpose in Welsh society. They are a cancer that slowly festers and needs cutting out.

They care not for the the Welsh people. In fact, want to erase our history & language, who cherish the day when they can call themselves English finally and Wales returns to the powerless voiceless England appendage to use & abuse it once was.

Paul Hoskins
Paul Hoskins
19 days ago

So a hypocrite, and a windbag!

Maldwyn
Maldwyn
19 days ago

The do as I say and not do as I do party! Hypocrite par excellence.

Grayham Jones
19 days ago

When are welsh people going to stop being little Englanders and and be proud to be welsh it’s time for a new wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 kick all English party’s out of wales that’s the Tories Labour and all Brexit party’s start fighting for your children and grandchildren future in wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

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