Welsh Secretary Tells Burley Not Every Politician or Journalist Who Made a Lockdown Mistake Should be Sacked

One notable moment made it out of the Welsh Secretary’s morning media round. Asked about last night’s Partygate fines and whether the PM should resign if he receives one, Simon Hart told Kay Burley:

“We all make judgements which we have time to reflect on and wished we’d made differently, I think for me personally speaking the world has moved on… the idea that every politician – or indeed every journalist for that matter – who makes a misjudgement along the way should automatically be sacked is not something I subscribe to.”

Whoever could he be thinking of?

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WATCH: Welsh Secretary Damns Bishop Over Anti-Tory Tweets

The Welsh Secretary Simon Hart has fired back at a Bishop for posting a slew of anti-Tory tweets, including claims that Andrew RT Davies had promoted “a fascist slogan“, and that she could “never trust a Tory“. Her profile (since deleted, of course) also included “We are Remain” and “Get The Tories Out”…

Reverend Dr. Joana Penberthy, the Bishop of St. David’s, has already faced a public backlash for her claims, with Chris Loder MP calling for her resignation and RT Davies labelling her views “divisive and intolerant“. Now the Welsh Secretary has also waded into the row with a furious response in today’s Welsh Affairs committee :

“This is an extraordinary act of intolerance which is completely unacceptable in any circumstance, and it seems to me that the Bishop wouldn’t have said that about anybody who happened to pursue a different religion, or a different lifestyle […] there was something about her judgement that says ‘oh, well it’s fine, they’re Tories so we can say what we like and it won’t matter’…I think that this has shone a very, very unfortunate and bright light on individuals’ judgements, and I don’t think that we’ve heard the end of it yet.”

Deus lo Vult…

UPDATE: Guido has been forwarded the letter Chris Loder wrote to the Bishop, which can be read below. 

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