Following the sacking and untimely death of former Welsh Cabinet member Carl Sargeant, Welsh First Minister and Labour leader Carwyn Jones is under increasing pressure to resign after his former ‘right-hand man’ accused him of presiding over a ‘toxic bullying culture’.
In Jones’ formal statement on the matter, he called Sargeant his friend and claimed to ‘welcome any scrutiny’ of his actions:
This appears at odds with a photo allegedly showing Jones’ ‘SpAd’ celebrating Carl Sargeant’s sacking on the evening after it happened:
Mr Sargeant’s family have alleged that Carwyn Jones manipulated Labour’s rules in order to sideline Sargeant, who – according to senior Labour sources – was both popular and a political threat and rival to the First Minister. However, rather than than ‘manipulate’ them, it appears he ignored them.
The Labour Party publishes its rules on…
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