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Welsh Secretary laughed at as he warns against throwing PM ‘to the wolves’

15 Oct 2022 2 minute read
Welsh Secretary Robert Buckland. Photo Jonathan Brady PA Images

The Welsh Secretary has been laughed at by a BBC audience as he defended the Prime Minister, warning his party not to throw another leader “to the wolves”.

Appearing on BBC Radio 4’s Any Questions programme in Gloucester, Sir Robert Buckland defended Liz Truss and denied that her position is “untenable”.

Sir Robert was openly laughed at by the audience, as he told the programme: “I am not going to deny it is a difficult situation, I am not going to deny it at all.”

“This has been a very difficult political week, I’m not going to shy away from that, but do I think that means her position is untenable? No, I do not.”

The Welsh Secretary has said that a general election now would not be a good idea but admitted that the change in leader had made the issue “more glaring”.

General election

“There will be an election in the normal run of things and the people of our country will be able to make their decisions and make up their minds. I think that that is a perfectly normal course to run,” the Cabinet minister said during an appearance on BBC Radio 4’s Any Questions programme.

“Another leader does make that question about a general election a much more glaring one I accept, but I do not think that now is the time for more delay that inevitably an election campaign will cause.”

Asked why Kwasi Kwarteng had to go, but not Ms Truss, he said: “We’ve seen before with previous governments where a chancellor has been particularly identified with a policy, which hasn’t worked out, the history is littered with a number of examples where chancellors have moved on. Prime ministers haven’t necessarily suffered the same fate.

“I think if we start with gay abandon, throwing another prime minister to the wolves, we’re going to be faced with more delay, more debate, more instability, exactly the opposite of what I think we all need as we go into this winter.

“The last thing we need is another internal party debate.”


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Frank
Frank
1 month ago

Look at him. The word “buffoon” comes to mind.

Mab Meirion
Mab Meirion
1 month ago

The soon to be Good Knight Buckland, once again has a walk on part in the shortest Panto in Downing Street…Beauty and the Beast…The Final Parting…

Rhufawn Jones
Rhufawn Jones
1 month ago

Un arall sy’n codi pwys arnaf dim ond o’i weld.

Frank
Frank
1 month ago
Reply to  Rhufawn Jones

Ha ha, ti’n iawn.

DAI Ponty
DAI Ponty
1 month ago

Throw the whole Tory party to the Wolves

Frank
Frank
1 month ago
Reply to  DAI Ponty

It won’t be long now before they start throwing each other to the wolves.

Erisian
Erisian
1 month ago

The wolves would just throw her back.

arthur owen
1 month ago

Didn’t Liz Truss think of herself as one of the wolves until last week?

Y Cymro
Y Cymro
1 month ago
Reply to  arthur owen

Personally I think Liz Truss is a little Shih Tzu rather than a Woolf.

Hywel Williams
Hywel Williams
1 month ago

No one needs to THROW her to the wolves. She’s sprinted into the woods covered in wolf p**s swinging a big stick around shouting “come and get it”.

Y Cymro
Y Cymro
1 month ago

Slimy Robert Buckland will throw Liz Truss under the bus like he did Rishy Sunak when he knows the political tide is turning. All he cares about is himself and retaining his pointless Welsh Secretary job.

Crwtyddol
Crwtyddol
1 month ago

Mr Nonentity speaks

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