Resign Now! UKIP Calls For No Confidence Motion In First Minister
Neil Hamilton, UKIP’s leader in Wales, has led the calls for Welsh First Minister, Carwyn Jones, to face a motion of no confidence over his handling of Carl Sargeant’s death. Mr. Hamilton had earlier called for the resignation of Mr. Jones as further revelations suggest that Mr. Jones was aware of Mr. Sargeant’s mental state and vulnerability.
Correspondence published in the Daily Telegraph between the Sargeant family solicitor, Huw Bowden, and Sam Matthews, the Head of Disputes for the Labour Party in London expresses the “anxiety and distress” caused to Mr. Sargeant:
particularly as he is yet to receive any details of the allegations that have led to the decisions to date by the First Minister of Wales, the Labour Party in Wales and the Labour Party head office.
Mr. Sargeant’s family, who maintains he is innocent of any wrongdoing, have hit out at Mr. Jones for:
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“clearly prejudicing what is allegedly an independent inquiry” by stating on BBC television that he was “aware of a number of incidents” and that he had spoken to the “women involved”.
In a statement issued on Twitter, UKIP In Wales has said since Mr. Jones has resisted calls to resign, he must now face a motion of no confidence as he has “no moral authority” to continue in his position. It said that Labour AMs who refuse to speak out in support of the Sargeant family should “hang their heads in shame” and called for all other parties in the Welsh Assembly to back this motion.
In a desperate scramble to save himself, Mr. Jones has called for an ‘independent’ inquiry into his own conduct. However, neither he nor the Welsh Labour Party should be allowed to get away with the staggering lack of care shown to one of their own and we can be proud that UKIP is leading the charge to hold them to account.