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Welsh Tory leader skips First Minister’s Questions to receive CBE at Windsor Castle

25 Jan 2022 2 minute read
Welsh Conservative leader Andrew RT Davies gives the thumbs up. Picture by Andrew RT Davies / Twitter

The leader of the Tories in the Senedd skipped First Minister’s Question’s to receive a CBE at Windsor Castle.

Andrew RT Davies passed up the opportunity to quiz Mark Drakeford about Welsh Government policy at the Senedd today, to pick up the gong from the Duke of Cambridge.

The Tory politician, who was covered at FMQs by party colleague Paul Davies, said he was “honoured” to be given the award.

He thanked his family, staff, and Welsh Conservative members, saying nothing he’s “achieved in politics” would have been possible without them.

‘Richly deserved’ 

Tory MS Peter Fox said: “Congratulations, Andrew, this is richly deserved!”

Cardiff University Conservatives said: “Congratulations Andrew, very well deserved!”

Vale of Clwyd MS Gareth Davies said: “Many congratulations Andrew, well deserved”

The CBE forms part of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry. It rewards contributions to the arts and sciences, work with charitable and welfare organisations, as well as public service outside the civil service.

The Order is made up of 5 classes, the two most senior of which entitle their members to the use of Sir for men and Dame for women before their forename. The CBE, or Commander, is ranked as a third class honour, above the OBE, or Officer, which is fourth class, the MBE, or Member, which is fifth class.


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Mark
Mark
8 months ago

Ha! An award for chivalry, any decent person would reject such a bauble of the British empire.

Richard Jenkins
Richard Jenkins
8 months ago

The modern day 30 pieces? A rank Quisling gets hi rewards?

Andrew
Andrew
8 months ago

Ich Dien indeed? Shame he’s never served his own countrymen, preferring instead to bend the knee to Germanic royals. Who needs enemies when you have politicians like RT Dolittle.

Grayham Jones
8 months ago

It’s time for a new wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 kick all English party’s out of wales that’s the Tories Labour and all Brexit party’s stop being little Englanders and and be proud to be welsh

Aled Rees
Aled Rees
8 months ago

Art davies somebody for our children to look up to.NOT.

I.Humphrys
I.Humphrys
8 months ago

Lower and lower.

Last edited 8 months ago by I.Humphrys
Phil
Phil
8 months ago

What a waste of metal and ribbon.

Paul
Paul
8 months ago

It is an order of shrivelled (ry). Referring to his welshness… Only Backs England is the long form of the award.

Peter Cuthbert
Peter Cuthbert
8 months ago
Reply to  Paul

This should remind us that an Independent Wales must be a Republic without the addition of corruption inducing ‘awards’ for servility. For those who have not really thought about it, try getting a copy of “The Myth of British Monarchy” by Prof Edgar Wilson. It is availabe from Republic who have recentlyupdated and re-issued it. The original argument remains the same so an old 50p copy from your local second hand bookshop would do just as well.

Dafydd B
Dafydd B
8 months ago

Did they know who he was?

Wfexhamian
Wfexhamian
8 months ago

For services to Boris Johnson.

Quornby
Quornby
8 months ago

3rd class? That’s what the Tories think of him. Personally I don’t think he could “command” a cub scout group. All those worn out trouser knees for nothing.

R W
R W
8 months ago

I wonder if Little Willy mistook him for Simon Hart? Also, I can only assume that CBE stands for Cymru’s BritNat Enemy.

Jeff Williams
Jeff Williams
8 months ago

Disgraceful on every level. You can only serve one master, and Andrew RT Davies has certainly chosen his. A gong and a pat on the head for the Loyalist will inevitably delight him but it does absolutely nothing for the people of Wales.

Brian Clement
Brian Clement
8 months ago

CBE = Crisps Bacon Eggs

hdavies15
hdavies15
8 months ago
Reply to  Brian Clement

Now that suits a man who said let’s be getting on with breakfast when he meant Brexit ! Evidently prefers eating to thinking.

Dafydd
Dafydd
8 months ago

When was this arranged? Is this an apology from the English state for Rees-Mogg not knowing who he was?

Gareth Wyn Jones
Gareth Wyn Jones
8 months ago

Now it is all rolled into just one piece of silver but means the same, well done for the consent undermining of our country, well done for supporting Trump (that went well) well done for making sure that our assets are looted by Westminster, well done for showing us all what a bunch of corrupt idiots with fascistic tendencies you are, but the biggest well done is for people like me to vote tactically to remove as many as possible Tory tyrants from our country in the next election. Look forward to see you out and about at said election,… Read more »

Y Cymro
Y Cymro
8 months ago

This question needs answering. What has Andrew RT Davies ever done to deserve any award? Was this CBE (Canton Breakfast Eatery) for services to muck spreading being a farmer? , or was it for his stand-up routine at the Conservative Party conference fringe competition in which he came last to Jacob Rees-Smugg’s rendition of God Save The Queen on his Harpsichord in B-flat?

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