All the talk of Welsh Labour separating from the national party and the Tories are doing it first!

This is doubly hilarious for This Writer, considering the response I’ve had from my MP over the confidence vote in Boris Johnson:

The Welsh Conservatives are considering splitting from the English party… risking fresh embarrassment for Boris Johnson.

Senior party officials in Wales decided at a meeting this week to take steps to separate from the English Conservative Party, with one source saying that the partygate scandal was the “last straw”.

Partygate was the main reason for the “confidence” vote in Boris Johnson’s leadership of the national (UK) Conservative Party last Monday (June 6).

Ahead of the vote, I wrote to my (Conservative) MP, Fay Jones, urging her to ditch him.

Here’s part of her response:

“I have thought long and hard about the PM and his ability to lead… But the Prime Minister promised that things have changed and they have. Our response to the war in Ukraine has been outstanding and closer to home, the Government is standing by tens of millions of hard-working families during the cost of living challenge.

“I had to think long and hard about the impact of a leadership election on the country. I want Ministers focussing on the passport backlog, the stalemate at the DVLA and ways to reduce eye watering fuel bills – not their own careers. That’s why I support the Prime Minister and his ability to get things done.”

Her comments about Johnson’s achievements are nonsense, of course. Johnson’s response to Ukraine has been to put the UK in danger and Chancellor Rishi Sunak had to be pushed into helping us with the cost of living.

Perhaps that’s why her fellow Welsh Tories are sidelining this soundbite-spouting Johnson mouthpiece and dragging her with them in a different direction.

There have been rumours – for years – that Welsh Labour would also separate from its national parent party, as it much more closely resembles original Labour ideals than Keir Starmer’s pale blue Tory Party in Westminster.

Perhaps this will prompt Mark Drakeford to take the plunge at last.

Source: Welsh Tories consider splitting from Conservatives in England

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