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Wales would govern itself with ‘decency and competence missing from Westminster’ says Lib Dem Lord

01 Feb 2022 2 minutes Read
Lord Roger Roberts of Llandudno. By Chris McAndrew (CC 3.0) Westminster photo by Ming Jun Tan on Unsplash.

A Welsh Liberal Democrats peer has said that if independent Wales would govern itself with a “competence that is missing from Westminster”.

He was responding to the continued pressure on Prime Minister Boris Johnson to stand down over a series of parties and other gatherings at Number 10 Downing Street during lockdown.

Lord Roberts of Llandudno posted a message on Twitter alongside a picture of a ‘Welcome to Wales’ sign.

“I’ve always seen myself as British, but right now, I’m pretty sure that if Wales could govern itself, then it would do so with a degree of decency, honour, integrity and competence that is missing from Westminster,” he said.

Labour Senedd Member Alun Davies responded to Lord Roberts’ message to say: “I suspect that the actions and attitudes of the current UK Govt towards us are making many people question these things.”

In September of last year, Lord Roberts had asked in the House of Lords whether the UK could move towards “four separate nations co-operating in a federal system, each with equal status.”

He was also in the House of Lords today, and asked a question about disabled facilities at railways.


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Richard
Richard
3 months ago

Roger has a long record of service to Wales and his home patch around Conwy.

It is so sad the Lib Dems when in the UK Gvt failed to see Wales as a priority……

Mr Williams
Mr Williams
3 months ago

In the Conwy area, we all know Roger Roberts well. He is a perfect gentleman and a genuinely kind and caring person. I would always trust what he has to say.

Last edited 3 months ago by Mr Williams
Gareth Wyn Jones
Gareth Wyn Jones
3 months ago
Reply to  Mr Williams

He is still a member of a BritNat party though, his views are against the unionist position of the Liberal Democrats which is quite fundamental, but it is positive for us the more the better in our fight for independence against the malignant extreme forces of Westminster

Hogyn y Gogledd
Hogyn y Gogledd
3 months ago

“He is a member of a BritNat party”, as are all Labour members, including their MPs and ASs.

Many of them are also realising that independence might be the route forward.

Barry Pandy
Barry Pandy
3 months ago

MS’s not AS’s.

Mr Williams
Mr Williams
3 months ago
Reply to  Barry Pandy

Polite post: AS stands for Aelod Senedd.

Last edited 3 months ago by Mr Williams
hdavies15
hdavies15
3 months ago

There you go Jane Dodd, listen to the man.

Stuart Cane
Stuart Cane
3 months ago

Lord of the Flies looks like a model for good governance compared with Johnson’s Tories!

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