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Watch: Conservative member reads out God Save the Queen anthem in the Senedd

02 Feb 2022 2 minute read

A Conservative member of the Senedd has read out God Save the Queen in the Senedd, at the end of a debate on a motion to congratulate her on the 70th anniversary of her accession to the throne.

Sam Rowlands said that he wanted to read out the royal anthem “that unite many people from across all corners of the United Kingdom” in “celebration of this incredible achievement”.

Llywydd Elin Jones responded: “I thought you were going to sing there. I might have joined in.”

The motion passed automatically without a vote as there were no objections.

Earlier, Labour Senedd Member Huw Irranca-Davies had said that “I would suggest, respectfully, that this is not an occasion to debate the merits or otherwise of the monarchy or deposit alternatives, or for fashionable, modern cynicism of all institutions in public life. hose are for another time and another place.”

Apart from the Llywydd Elin Jones, no Plaid Cymru Senedd Member contributed to the debate.

Another Conservatives MS, Janet Finch-Saunders, said that “we must never forget that the Queen does play a constitutional role in opening and dissolving Parliament—indeed, our Senedd Cymru, Welsh Parliament”.

“We must not forget that all Acts emanating from this Parliament are approved by her, meaning that the Crown’s indirect impact on Wales is far greater than we could ever quantify.”

Welsh Liberal Democrat leader Jane Dodds added that the Queen had “shown the importance of women, as well, in not only our country but across our worlds”.

Labour Minister Mick Antoniw also congratulated the Queen on behalf of the Welsh Government.


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Paul
Paul
7 months ago

Nauseating levels of sycophancy. They take pride in falling to their knees.

GW Atkinson
GW Atkinson
7 months ago

Sounds even more horribly sycophantic when its spoken. Why is he doing the English national anthem anyway? Try forcing this dirge on us in the football at a Wales match again, it will far from unite us.

R W
R W
7 months ago

Well, it will never be my anthem. This Tory sycophant can stick it where the sun don’t shine as far as I’m concerned.

Glen
Glen
7 months ago

Surprised he didn’t recite ‘the rebellious Scots to crush’ line,

Grayham Jones
7 months ago

Not in wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

Richy
Richy
7 months ago

Never has the term ‘Little Englander’ been more apt in describing someone.

Raja Singh
Raja Singh
7 months ago
Reply to  Richy

On this site Little Englander pales into insignificance compared to parochial 19th century idiots who do not understand that we live in modern global community.

Ed Jones
Ed Jones
7 months ago

Being sacked when at Conwy Council ought to have been the end of this person, he is without merit or principle and therefore dangerous.

Kerry Davies
Kerry Davies
7 months ago

The irony being that Brenda actually detests grovellers like these.

Gareth Wyn Jones
Gareth Wyn Jones
7 months ago

He’s just gaslighting us, same old, same old …..

Gareth Wyn Jones
Gareth Wyn Jones
7 months ago

I agree, but not the monarchy, that’s pushing it too far

Richard
Richard
7 months ago

We are back in 1601 my friend – the closing days of the Elizabethan and “Welsh “ Tudor monarchy…..just hang on as the former Labor Australian PM advised his republican minded voters.

Respect the long service given, , closing down of empire close and think 🤔 of what alternatives and opportunity might be ahead.

Rob
Rob
7 months ago

So who will he be supporting in the Six Nations? What will he be singing when Wales play England? The anthem of the opposing team?

GW Atkinson
GW Atkinson
7 months ago

A) Which nation? and B) What is your source?

Richard
Richard
7 months ago
Reply to  GW Atkinson

I guess you mean the raft of opinion polls over the years published…..there is a substantive difference between monarchists and Elizabethans mostly in the older age groups whose lives have traveled side by side with ER.

A simple peep at the age opinion break downs / as with views on our nations future may offer some positive and rewarding bed time reading.

Finn
Finn
7 months ago

Elin Jones is truly an inspiration isn’t she?

What a woman! Dynamic Welsh patriotism right there…brilliant.

Richard
Richard
7 months ago
Reply to  Finn

That’s right Finn. Her electorate just cannot get enough of her honesty and openness in thinking to involve and represent everyone.

Charles Coombes
Charles Coombes
7 months ago

It is NOT my anthem. Has the member read the words? The monarchy is out of date and out of touch.

George
George
7 months ago

I’m perfectly happy having GSTQ read out once every 10 years. It’s such an innocuous thing really.

CapM
CapM
7 months ago

Welsh Liberal Democrat leader Jane Dodds added that the Queen had “shown the importance of women, as well, in not only our country but across our worlds”.

Ironically Elizabeth wouldn’t have got the job if she’d had a brother.

Quornby
Quornby
7 months ago

So staying alive with the best possible medical care on tap is an “Incredible achievment”

Cwm Rhondda
Cwm Rhondda
7 months ago

When will this nonsense end?

Hogyn y Gogledd
Hogyn y Gogledd
7 months ago
Reply to  Cwm Rhondda

When Wales becomes a republic.

Quornby
Quornby
7 months ago

Shameless sicophant.

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