Did Wales’s First Minister Lie Under Oath?

Wales’ First Minister and his senior Special Adviser have been summoned back to the dock after giving “highly unsatisfactory” answers earlier this week at the Inquest of former Welsh government Minister, Carl Sargeant, who was found hanged at his home last November.

Earlier this week, First Minister Carwyn Jones, and his senior SpAd Matt Greenough, took to the stand at the Inquest to try and explain away their roles in the increasingly murky circumstances surrounding Sargeant’s sacking from the Welsh Cabinet a year ago.

Sargeant was removed form his post following supposed “allegations” of inappropriate time behaviour towards women – details and identities of whom were kept from him – allegations which he denied right up to his death.

Jones and Greenough’s original testimony was given under oath, something they will be reminded of when the Inquest reconvenes in the New Year…

Welsh Government SpAd Under Pressure this Morning

The family of Carl Sargeant – who is understood to have killed himself after being accused of sexual misconduct – say advisers to the Welsh First Minister Carwyn Jones may have manipulated evidence against him. They also failed to detail the charges against Sargaent despite pleas from his solicitors, meaning he had no opportunity to defend himself against unknown allegations. Pictured above are the SpAds out in Cardiff on Friday night celebrating after the sacking of Carl Sargeant from the Welsh government earlier that day.

On the left in the photo above is the First Minister’s senior SpAd Matt Greenough, who is under fire over his handling of the complaint. Greenough is said to be the one who spoke to the complainants before the issue was referred for an internal party investigation. First Minister Carwyn Jones is under serious pressure this morning, Greenough could be sacrificed…

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