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Welsh Conservative MP battens down the hatches against Twitter storm

23 Jan 2022 3 minutes Read
Boris Johnson and Fay Jones MP

The Conservative MP for Brecon and Radnorshire has sparked a Twitter storm over a jibe about the First Minister’s tie.

Fay Jones MP was criticising Mark Drakeford after his interview with Naga Munchetty on BBC Breakfast on Friday, calling his comments about Boris Johnson ‘a pathetic attack’, and rounding it off with the comment ‘And do your tie up’.

Proving the old adage about stones and glass houses, Twitter erupted with outrage and images of Boris Johnson, accusing her of ‘sartorial irony’.

Despite turning her comments off, quote retweets abounded taking swipes at the PMs style with comments like “Have you seen your boss. He looks like a melted wellie wrapped in a dishrag,” and “Imagine pulling people up on how smartly they are dressed when you are a Boris Johnson supporter…” while another tweeter commented “Morning style guru. Can you highlight which parts of his statement are false? Please provide evidence to back up your claims. Oh, and you’ll be backtracking on your support for Johnson in a couple of weeks.”

Former MP for Ynys Môn, Albert Owen tweeted: “But It’s true what @PrifWeinidog said, and ironic that Boris Johnson supporters would try and divert attention from #Partygate by criticism dress sense and appearance”

During the interview with Naga Munchetty, the First Minister took aim at Boris Johnson’s regime for not “following the science” and for trying to “grab headlines” with its approach to the pandemic.

The comments come amid a turbulent period for the UK Prime Minister, with calls for him to resign, amid reports of boozy parties being held in Downing Street during lockdown, a defection of an MP from the Conservatives to Labour, and allegations that Tory MPs have been “blackmailed” into dropping their opposition to UK Government policies.

Naga Munchetty asked the First Minister: “Are you saying that the UK Government has favoured, has lent towards more favourable headlines to save itself rather than following the science?”

Mark Drakeford replied: “Well absolutely. I don’t think there’s any doubt at all that the UK Government has long abandoned any sense that it is following the science. It is a government desperately mired in difficulties of its own making and is forever on the lookout for a headline that will distract people’s attention from the awful mess that it finds itself in.”


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Mab Meirion
Mab Meirion
4 months ago

I wonder how good a relationship Mr Drakeford and Mr Gething will be able to build with Prime Minister Sunak when he is in charge…I expect we might see him enjoying an ice cream on a Prom near you by Easter…better not come here on March 1st….

I.Humphrys
I.Humphrys
4 months ago
Reply to  Mab Meirion

It could be Gove, the stiletto guy?

hdavies15
hdavies15
4 months ago
Reply to  I.Humphrys

Has he been caught wearing stilettos again ? I thought he’d given up after he was caught in drag just before his wife left him !

Dafydd
Dafydd
4 months ago

The so called UK government is well passed its sell by date – it absolutely stinks! Come on Fay Jones – all of Wales can see it, why cant you?

Erisian
Erisian
4 months ago
Reply to  Dafydd

Far past use by too. The crud and scum have floated to the top (ERG, CRG CSG*), and the whwole package is distended with putrescence.

*Full list here, not ALL entirely bad … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_organisations_associated_with_the_Conservative_Party_(UK)

Kerry Davies
Kerry Davies
4 months ago
Reply to  Erisian

You have suffered Johnson’s BO too?
Putrescence is a good choice of words.

Last edited 4 months ago by Kerry Davies
Jeff33
Jeff33
4 months ago
Reply to  Dafydd

Because she’s a tyoical self serving and arrogant tory.

Marc
Marc
4 months ago

The Torys are drowning in a cesspit of their own excrement, what else can they do but clutch at straws?

Grayham Jones
4 months ago

Kick all English party’s out of wales that’s the Tories Labour and all Brexit party’s stop being little Englanders and be proud to be welsh it’s time for a New Wales

Mick Tems
Mick Tems
4 months ago

Hey, Fay – do your gob up!

hdavies15
hdavies15
4 months ago
Reply to  Mick Tems

She’s on a short lease. Associating too closely with the nutter wing of her party won’t do her any favours come election time. Start looking for a job Fay. You might even be another loser to a LibDem opponent. Embarrassing that.

Mark
Mark
4 months ago
Reply to  hdavies15

I hope you’re right, unfortunately I have no faith in my neighbours coming to their senses anytime soon, most are lining up, picking their place under the bus

Glen
Glen
4 months ago

Imagine the outrage and accusations of misogyny if a male politician dared criticise the appearance of a female opponent.

Jeff33
Jeff33
4 months ago

I would have sent her a message along the lines that she really shouldn’t comment on other people’s appearance given her’s and her bosses, but she blocked me for pointing out the hypocrisy of her speeches to constituents and her voting record.

Rhosddu
Rhosddu
4 months ago

Criticisng the dress sense of the leader of her country because he showed her boss up as incompetent. Yeh, that’s a real vote winner.

Y Cymro
Y Cymro
4 months ago

What is it with the Welsh Conservatives? They are so seedy. If it’s not condoning Whitehall’s Wales-only agenda of denying the devolution of Policing & Criminal justice system, it’s supporting their English masters refusal
to devolve power over the Crown Estate or right to create a St’ David’s Day bank holiday even though similar had been devolved to Scotland. They are truly treacherous creatures. Political pubic lice. That’s how low they are in my opinion.

Nige
Nige
4 months ago

Do be still Jones. I mean take a look at Andrew W.elsh T.raitor Davies!!! Nuff said👊

Charlie
Charlie
4 months ago
Reply to  Nige

Whilst I hold no great enthusiasm for the Conservative Leader or his Government it has through its vaccination programme kept England safe as it could be through the pandemic. The First Minister of Wales who along with his nationalist partner in Scotland Nichola Sturgeon has attempted to play political football with nonsensical Coronavirus legislation in Wales that attacked the hospitality industry and outdoor sporting events. Not so long ago he declared that Wales was in the eye of Omicron storm only to retract his comments a week later when the Welsh Rugby Union flexed its muscle and influence to ensure… Read more »

Pete Roberts
Pete Roberts
4 months ago
Reply to  Charlie

It makes for a lovely narrative, the only problem is that the current data for Wales includes reinfection whereas the English data doesn’t. Next week the ONS will update the English figures to show all reinfections using a similar metric as Wales. At that point, we will begin to see the effectiveness of the different measures. The real test will come in about 3/4 months time when we start to see how many of the Omicron infections have turned into Long Covid. Of course, by that point, it will be too late to do anything other than to deal with… Read more »

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