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UK Justice Secretary mocked for ‘Welsh Government meeting’ photo gaffe

11 Feb 2022 2 minute read
Dominic Raab with Conservative MSs

A Conservative cabinet minister has been mocked for photos he used to illustrate a “meeting” with the “Welsh Government”.

Dominic Raab, the UK Government’s Secretary of State for Justice, posted four photographs to do so on his official Twitter account, none of which have any ministers of the Welsh Government in them.

The curiously chosen photos instead feature politicians from the Conservative Party in Wales, who are the official opposition in the Senedd.

Simon Hart, the Westminster-appointed Welsh Secretary, and Conservative MP for Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire, is also featured.

The omission of the Welsh Government led to social media users poking fun at the “embarrassing” photos.

Welsh Conservative leader in the Senedd, Andrew RT Davies and UK Justice Secretary Dominic Raab

‘Ridiculed’ 

The photos were ridiculed on social media.


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Peter Cuthbert
Peter Cuthbert
7 months ago

Oh, its Dominic Raab opening his mouth before enagaing his brain again. We must remember that this is the man who did not realise that Dover is (was?) an important trade port between England and the EU. We can only assume they drew upon his geographic skills when trying to identify whether the HS2 Birmingham to London commuter route actually went through Wales. This time he is being expected to do some high level thinking like who are the members of the Government in Wales. Clearly it was all too much for him.

Gareth Cemlyn Jones
Gareth Cemlyn Jones
7 months ago

He is not the sharpest knife in the drawer, bless him!

I.Humphrys
I.Humphrys
7 months ago

…but compared to Liz Truss!

Kerry Davies
Kerry Davies
7 months ago
Reply to  I.Humphrys

Do you think he would have been baffled that the Senedd and the Norwegian church were on Cardiff Bay and not Oslo Fjord?

Mawkernewek
7 months ago
Reply to  I.Humphrys

Depends if you think this is a calculated snub to the Welsh Government by Dominic Raab, whereas Liz Truss claiming that Rostov-on-Don and Voronezh were in Ukraine we can only put down to ignorance and incompetence.

Mr Williams
Mr Williams
7 months ago

Tory Welsh Government?? Dim diolch!

Erisian
Erisian
7 months ago

Showing once again that all you need to succeed in BJ’s cabinet is a nice warm brown nose. Brains, skills and attention to detail are optional.

Barry Pandy
Barry Pandy
7 months ago

No this is not in the least bit funny. The message they are sending out is that they don’t consider the Welsh (Labour) government to be legitimate and that they consider their own MSs and MPs to constitute the real government of Wales. This represents the future for Wales, perpetual tory rule. The only way to stop it is with independence which the Tories will do everything to prevent up to and including ignoring a referendum result in favour of independence. Just remember the tories only believe in democracy when it suits them to do so. The future is tory… Read more »

Arwyn
7 months ago
Reply to  Barry Pandy

I also wondered if this was another attempt at Tory disinformation. They love to put bogus ideas out there. Once out in the wild they become part of the tribal narrative. Like ARTD saying Welsh Govt was only diverging from UK Govt on Covid for the sake of being different when in fact the Johnson govt was the outlier. I’ve had people repeating RT’s line to me as if it were gospel truth.

Elaine
Elaine
7 months ago
Reply to  Arwyn

No question in my mind that it’s disinformation from the mostly overlooked word “partners” after “Welsh Government”.
Dim Dom seems to have overlooked the fact that it could be interpreted as the Welsh Tories supporting Welsh Government policies of course.

Gareth Wyn Jones
Gareth Wyn Jones
7 months ago

An ongoing competition to find the most idiotic and incompetent Tory in this government, the field is like Aintree at the start of the race, Raab has to be one of the favourites though…

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