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Welsh Tories slam ‘no strings attached Barry Horns giveaway’

17 Oct 2022 2 minute read
Welsh Conservative Shadow Culture and Sport Minister, Tom Giffard MS has criticised the Partner Support Fund given to the Barry Horns.
The band was awarded more than £17,000 from the £1.8 million World Cup Partner Support Fund, which is supporting 19 projects promoting culture, arts and heritage ahead of the tournament in Qatar.The Conservatives have previously said The Barry Horns – named after the former Wales footballer Barry Horne – had used social media to promote pro-Welsh nationalist and anti-Conservative rhetoric and should not be receiving taxpayer funding.

The number of listeners for their song ‘This is Wales‘ jumped to 115,000 on Spotify following criticism by the Welsh Conservatives that they had received a Welsh Government grant to promote Wales in Qatar.

In response to a written question, Economy Minister Vaughan Gething said that there were no expectations placed on the Barry Horns for the £17,032 of public funds given as part of the Partner Support Fund, Welsh Tories have said.

Welsh Conservative Shadow Culture and Sport Minister, Tom Giffard MS said: “The Labour Government, during the implementation of their shambolic Partner Support Fund gave huge sums of public money to large organisations that are already in receipt of taxpayer cash.

“However, the biggest eye-opener was the £17,000 given to the abusive, intolerant, Plaid Cymru-supporting Barry Horns. It is now clear that these funds were purely a giveaway with no strings attached.

“Taxpayers in Wales rightly expect that when the Welsh Government gives groups and organisations their money, that they have strict and specific criteria for the use of that money, and it will not go to further party political causes.

“It seems that neither is the case here. Therefore, Vaughan Gething needs to explain this immediately or withdraw the funding completely.”


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The original mark
The original mark
1 month ago

How much money have the tories given to centre for welsh studies, or taxed enough cymru, or any other right wing pressure group?

George Atkinson
George Atkinson
1 month ago

The hypocrisy and projection of these Wales hating fascists is unreal.

Karl
Karl
1 month ago

A group who want our identity and culture at the forefront and promote positive human values like liveable wages and our resources for our needs, are bad. But the stink tanks handed cash to defraud the taxpayer are not. Tories are upset they haven’t got their noses in the trough of cash this time.

Ceramike
Ceramike
1 month ago

As Conservative Party policies are to deprive Wales and actively campaign with UK government in reductions to what Wales receives financially, it ill behoves them to pontificate on such matters. The current shambles caused by this Conservative government having cost the UK tens of billions through the recent budget and then to have to completely abandon and U turn on every thing they put forward, having made massive economic losses, the effects of which will leave everybody a great deal worse off for many years to come. It will be Wales, already one of the most economically deprived areas of… Read more »

Cawr
Cawr
1 month ago

Does he have no life to live?

Fi yn unig
Fi yn unig
1 month ago

The Barry Horns are not destroying peoples’ lives and, in some cases, life itself. There is no Tory walking who has any moral standing to criticise ANYONE for ANYTHING and not one of them is fit to polish their trumpets.

Y Tywysog Lloegr a Moscow
Y Tywysog Lloegr a Moscow
1 month ago
Reply to  Fi yn unig

polish their trumpets.”
Is that a euphemism?

Nobby Tart
Nobby Tart
1 month ago

As a Welsh taxpayer, I am happy with this award.

Y Tywysog Lloegr a Moscow
Y Tywysog Lloegr a Moscow
1 month ago
Reply to  Nobby Tart

As another Welsh taxpayer, I too support this funding. It’s about football support for the World Cup. Not about the Tories. Their deep upset is merely a happy consequence.

Y Tywysog Lloegr a Moscow
Y Tywysog Lloegr a Moscow
1 month ago

The tories in Wales happily and repeatedly punch down at marginalised and protected groups ALL THE TIME. They launch baseless bilious and belligerent strawman attacks at Y Cymry on a daily basis through their propaganda organs and ARTie’s Twitter account.
But to see the thin skinned true blue babies blubbing ‘bout being bullied by a brass band from Barry is absolutely hilarious.
As the late Windsor Davies might say “Oh dear, what a pity, never mind!” 😁😁😄

Owen
1 month ago

£5,282 in expenses since May, Tom says music is a waste

Gareth
Gareth
1 month ago

Will this Tory be campaigning for the the tax payer in Cymru, when not thousands, but millions are wasted in the upcoming coronation and investiture of a foreign royalty imposed upon us. Hypocrite.

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