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Welsh Tory leader taking ‘complete break from work on doctor’s orders’

07 Oct 2021 2 minute read
Andrew RT Davies

The leader of the Tories in the Senedd has said he is taking a “complete break from work” on “doctor’s orders”.

Andrew RT Davies has been fighting the flu as well as coronavirus over the past fortnight, which has “knocked me for six and has had an impact on my mental well-being”.

He said that he “always believed” that he “had a shield of invincibility” and “like many who have struggled” he has “contemplated whether” he “should make this public”.

But he said “as a leader”  he should “set an example” by being “open and honest” because “many people have struggled and will do with their mental health”. While he is away, Paul Davies will be taking on his duties.

In a statement, he said: “As some of you are aware, over the past fortnight I’ve been fighting a dose of the flu and subsequently coronavirus.

“I’m starting to recover but I will admit it’s knocked me for six and has had an impact on my mental well-being.

“Like many men, I’ve always believed I had a shield of invincibility, and like many who have struggled, I’ve contemplated whether I should make this public.

‘Struggled’ 

He added: “However, as a leader, I believe you should set an example and I want to be open and honest – in the good times and the bad – as I know many people have struggled and will do with their mental health.

“As such, and on doctor’s orders, I will be taking a complete break from work to ensure I can fully recover and bounce back from the difficulties I’ve experienced over the past fortnight.

“In the meantime, I would like to thank Paul Davies for continuing with my duties during my absence and I ask that my privacy and that of my family is respected.”


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Dim problem
Dim problem
11 months ago

Trying to maintain your reputation as a nasty piece of work, I see, GW.

hdavies15
hdavies15
11 months ago
Reply to  Dim problem

All print, no cojones, so don’t fret.

GW Atkinson
GW Atkinson
11 months ago
Reply to  hdavies15

No, someone with no cojones is someone pretending to have sympathy towards a scumbag that criticises Wales for the same things his English overlords in London do.

GW Atkinson
GW Atkinson
11 months ago
Reply to  Dim problem

And you are maintaining your reputation as a Saes troll pretending to be Welsh.

Dim problem
Dim problem
11 months ago
Reply to  GW Atkinson

Temper, temper 😉

I’m as Welsh are you are, mate. Unlike you, though, I’m not a hate-filled, narrow-minded bigot. No wonder you think I’m English!

GW Atkinson
GW Atkinson
11 months ago

Why show decency towards someone who shows no decency and works against his own country on behalf of another country? The guy is a judas and deserves zero sympathy.

CJPh
CJPh
11 months ago

Imagine that! The party formerly known as the Conservatives would probably pick up more seats than they currently hold on Wales… If they managed to retain 60 percent of the membership if they split. Which they wouldn’t. And that is why Crabb, RT, Melding, Davies and all the crypto-pro-fuether-devo-and-maybe-indy-curious stick to their unionist guns.

j humphrys
j humphrys
11 months ago
Reply to  CJPh

Agree with George and yourself, somewhat, but I think they were taken aback by the attacks on Cymru by the English Cons. I think Cymru is a rather conservative place, but with a heart! Big difference. Anyway, hope springs eternal?

Last edited 11 months ago by j humphrys
George
George
11 months ago

I don’t know what the German Christian Democrats do or believe, but my experience of Welsh Conservatives is that they either want to be English Tories or want to be Tea Party Republicans from the USA so I agree that a Welsh Conservative party would be nice to see.

Dave
Dave
11 months ago

spot on Cathy

Huw Davies
Huw Davies
11 months ago

And how am I able to vote my own post up and down??? This never used to be the case.

j humphrys
j humphrys
11 months ago
Reply to  Huw Davies

Ha ha. I was tempted to vote myself UP when I found that out, then my guardian angel said “Oi, whatcha doin!” ………I thought he’d gone to the pub.

j humphrys
j humphrys
11 months ago

Like Melding, he walks a mental tightrope politically? Better to come over to the angels.

Hedda Mulgrew
Hedda Mulgrew
11 months ago

Whose gonna do the kicking?

That joke of a terrorist organisation that blew a 10 year old’s legs off?

defaid
defaid
11 months ago

Wholly agree with you.

Disliking someone’s politics shouldn’t preclude wishing them a quick recovery from illness, nor respecting their courage in making what many would view as an admission of weakness.

Apparently I’ve already voted your comment up. I haven’t so here’s a…

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