Flintshire Assembly Member backs Ukip Welsh leader Hamilton over ‘sexist’ remarks.
A Flintshire Assembly Member has backed Ukip’s Assembly leader Neil Hamilton following ‘sexist’ remarks made during his debut speech in the Senedd on Wedensday.
Disgraced ex-Tory MP Hamilton caused uproar when he launched an attack on Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood AM and Liberal Democrat AM Kirsty Williams calling them “political concubines in Carwyn’s harem”
Ukip’s newly appointed North Wales AM Michelle Brown said the furore over Hamilton’s remarks was just “faux outrage” in an attempt to divert attention away from Plaid’s “shameful betrayal of the people” after the party struck a deal with Welsh Labour which paved the way for Carwyn Jones’ reappointment as Assembly Leader.
Hamilton, leader of Ukip’s seven Assembly Members left fellow AM’s shocked with his unprecedented, by Assembly standards, tirade claiming the two female AM’s had joined the first minister’s ‘harem’.
On Twitter Leanne Wood said: “There’s no place for sexism in our National Assembly. Not prepared to accept racism or homophobia either. Be warned” while Kirsty Williams tweet nodded towards Mr Hamilton’s murky ‘cash for questions’ past after he himself accused AM’s of ‘dodgy deals’ she said “The blatant sexist language was bad enough but Neil Hamilton actually talked about dodgy deals with a straight face”
Alyn and Deeside AM Carl Sargeant said “his contribution was insulting”
Video of Mr Hamilton’s speech.
Flintshire AM Michelle Brown a legal advisor from Mostyn, fought for the Alyn and Deeside seat in the recent Assembly election, despite coming third with around 17% of the vote she was elected to the Senedd through the North Wales regional list.
Commenting on Mr Hamilton’s remarks Ms Brown told Deeside.com;
“Neil made the important point that the majority of the Welsh electorate voted against Labour a couple of weeks ago & clearly wanted a change in government.
After spending the election campaign promising that change, Plaid’s first act was to prop up a shambolic Labour administration that has spent 17 years giving us a masterclass in how to mismanage Wales.
That they have done so in return for so little when they had an opportunity to achieve so much more is a shameful betrayal of the people who voted for them – particularly in the Rhondda.
Neil expressed his opinion about the political virtue of those who had decided to sell their electorate short despite the lofty promises they made. The faux outrage is just an attempt to divert attention from that.
What genuinely outrages people is feeling they’ve been lied to and betrayed, and that is precisely what Plaid have done in supporting Labour.”
Mr Hamilton’s debut in at the Assembly even merited it’s own twitter ‘moment’ a rarity for Wales.
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How the media reacted to Mr Hamilton’s remarks:
The Independent – 22 hours ago
Neil Hamilton has sparked a sexism row after describing two senior female Welsh AMs as “political concubines” in his maiden speech at in Welsh Assembly. In his first speech to a legislative body since he left the House of Commons in 1997, he referred …
BBC News – May 18, 2016
UKIP group leader Neil Hamilton has sparked a row after describing two senior female AMs as “political concubines” in Carwyn Jones’ “harem”. The former Tory MP made the reference to Lib Dem AM Kirsty Williams and Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood in …
The Sun – 7 hours ago
NEIL Hamilton sparked uproar in the Welsh Assembly after calling two female politicians “political concubines”. The Ukip leader in the Senedd has only been back in frontline politics a few days and already he is facing accusations of sexism. The …
Daily Mail – May 18, 2016
Neil Hamilton today branded the leader of Plaid Cymru and the only Liberal Democrat in the Welsh Assembly ‘concubines’ after they backed Labour’s Carwyn Jones to continue as First Minister. The leader of Ukip’s seven Assembly Members shocked the …
PoliticsHome.com – May 18, 2016
Newly elected Assembly Member Mr Hamilton caused furore when he launched a brutal attack on Ms Wood and Liberal Democrat AM Kirsty Williams. “I’m afraid that these two ladies have just made themselves political concubines in Carwyn’s harem,” he said …
Daily Mail – May 18, 2016
Ukip’s Welsh Assembly leader Neil Hamilton has caused outrage on just his second Senedd session after branding two female politicians “concubines”. Former Conservative MP Mr Hamilton made the remarks to the Liberal Democrats’ Kirsty Williams and …
ITV News – May 18, 2016
Ukip’s leader at the Welsh Assembly, Neil Hamilton, has caused uproar in the Senedd by calling Leanne Wood and Kirsty Williams “political concubines”. Neil Hamilton, Ukip’s leader at the Assembly. Credit: ITV News. Speaking after Assembly Members voted …
ITV News – May 18, 2016
UKIP’s Neil Hamilton causes a storm with ‘Carwyn’s hareem’ accusation. Ukip’s Welsh Assembly leader Neil Hamilton has caused outrage on just his second Senedd session after branding two female politicians “concubines”. Neil Hamilton, Kirsty Williams …
Express.co.uk – 22 hours ago
During his second appearance at Senedd, the country’s parliament, Ukip’s Neil Hamilton began his offensive rant. His comments came after Labour’s Carwyn Jones was reappointed as first minister after a deal was made with the Plaid Cymru party. But Plaid …
Huffington Post UK – May 18, 2016
Neil Hamilton, Ukip’s leader in the Welsh Assembly, triggered an outcry on Wednesday by describing Leanne Wood and Kirsty Williams as “concubines”. Hamilton was speaking after the Plaid Cymru leader and Lib Dem voted to re-elect Labour’s Carwyn …
Neil Hamilton blasted for ‘sexist’ remarks after calling Leanne Wood a ‘concubine’ in Carwyn Jones’ ‘harem’
Daily Post North Wales – May 18, 2016
Neil Hamilton sparked fury after making sexist comments describing two top Welsh female politicians as “concubines” in the First Minister’s “harem”. His remarks came as Carwyn Jones was today re-appointed First Minister. Mr Hamilton, the new Ukip group …
Neil Hamilton blasted as sexist after labelling female Welsh leaders “political concubines” over coalition brokering
Mirror.co.uk – May 18, 2016
But a row about Mr Hamilton’s comments about Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood and lone Lib Dem assembly member Kirsty Williams overshadowed the proceedings. The Ukip group leader in the Senedd told Leanne Wood her result in the Rhondda was …
Belfast Telegraph – May 18, 2016
Published 18/05/2016. 0 Comments; Share. Facebook · Twitter · Google · Email. Ukip’s Welsh Assembly leader Neil Hamilton has caused a storm after calling Leanne Wood and Kirsty Williams ‘concubines’.
South Wales Argus – May 18, 2016
THE leader of the new Ukip group in the Welsh Assembly has come under fire after using his first-ever speech in the Senedd to brand two of Wales’ most senior female politicians “political concubines”. Former Tory MP Neil Hamilton, who was elected as …
TotalPolitics.com – May 18, 2016
Neil Hamilton has begun his new life as leader of UKIP’s seven-strong group in the Welsh Assembly firing ‘sexist’ jibes at two senior female AMs. In his maiden Senedd speech, Hamilton took aim at both Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood and Lib Dem AM …
Heart – 22 hours ago
UKIP’s Welsh Assembly leader Neil Hamilton has caused outrage during only his second Senedd session – after branding two female politicians “concubines”. Mr Hamilton, a former Conservative MP, made the remarks to the Liberal Democrats’ Kirsty Williams …