'No grounds for action' over Monmouth AM 'drunk' claims

South Wales Argus: NO ACTION: The Presiding Officers of the Assembly have decided there are no grounds to call Monmouth AM Nick Ramsay to order over claims he was drunk in the Senedd NO ACTION: The Presiding Officers of the Assembly have decided there are no grounds to call Monmouth AM Nick Ramsay to order over claims he was drunk in the Senedd

THE GWENT AM who faced action over whether he was drunk in the Senedd, will not now be investigated, the Presiding officer of the Assembly has said.

A complaint was made that Monmouth AM Nick Ramsay appeared drunk during an Assembly debate on mental health issues last week. He had denied the allegation.

A spokesman for the Assembly said: "The Presiding Officers have looked into the circumstances thoroughly and have reached their conclusions. They confirmed that there were not grounds to call the Member to order during the plenary session on 10 June. He added they "will not be making any further statement about the matter".

In a statement at the time, a spokesman for the Welsh Conservatives said: "Nick Ramsay was making valid contributions in an important debate on mental health".

The row was sparked by a letter from Jonathan Williams of Whitchurch in Cardiff to Cardiff AM Julie Morgan.

The complaint alleged that Nick Ramsay’s “contributions were slurred, incoherent and insolent” on more than one occasion.

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5:00pm Thu 19 Jun 14

KarloMarko says...

Well, if anyone wanted the final evidence of the original complaint, that the Assembly is a cosy club with zero public accountability where anything goes, and not for the first time, look no further than the totally vacuous Rosemary Butler! Or lest we forget "Dame" Airhead Rosemary. God help.us all.
Well, if anyone wanted the final evidence of the original complaint, that the Assembly is a cosy club with zero public accountability where anything goes, and not for the first time, look no further than the totally vacuous Rosemary Butler! Or lest we forget "Dame" Airhead Rosemary. God help.us all. KarloMarko
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5:03pm Thu 19 Jun 14

Dai Rear says...

Did this paper not even think it worth a phone call to Mr Williams? "How are you feeling about your complaint being dismissed Sir?" "Are you old enough to remember the late Jeffrey Thomas QC MP and had you any occasion to make the same complaint against him? " etc
Did this paper not even think it worth a phone call to Mr Williams? "How are you feeling about your complaint being dismissed Sir?" "Are you old enough to remember the late Jeffrey Thomas QC MP and had you any occasion to make the same complaint against him? " etc Dai Rear
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5:26pm Thu 19 Jun 14

KarloMarko says...

Welcome to the Welsh Assembly... if you thought Welsh free masonary was rancid....well, we've reinvented it for AMs. See no evil, hear no evil, smell no vapours from last night's "birthday celebrations"...did he "slur? No, your honour, he just said, "Sir".

Execellent work, Mdme Pompadour Rosemary. "Apres nous, le deluge"
Welcome to the Welsh Assembly... if you thought Welsh free masonary was rancid....well, we've reinvented it for AMs. See no evil, hear no evil, smell no vapours from last night's "birthday celebrations"...did he "slur? No, your honour, he just said, "Sir". Execellent work, Mdme Pompadour Rosemary. "Apres nous, le deluge" KarloMarko
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5:44pm Thu 19 Jun 14

Dai Rear says...

KarloMarko wrote:
Welcome to the Welsh Assembly... if you thought Welsh free masonary was rancid....well, we've reinvented it for AMs. See no evil, hear no evil, smell no vapours from last night's "birthday celebrations"...did he "slur? No, your honour, he just said, "Sir".

Execellent work, Mdme Pompadour Rosemary. "Apres nous, le deluge"
In fairness we had a Foreign Secretary who never drew a sober breath for the term of his office 66-68, at a time when we punched our weight in the world. It seemed to make little difference....
[quote][p][bold]KarloMarko[/bold] wrote: Welcome to the Welsh Assembly... if you thought Welsh free masonary was rancid....well, we've reinvented it for AMs. See no evil, hear no evil, smell no vapours from last night's "birthday celebrations"...did he "slur? No, your honour, he just said, "Sir". Execellent work, Mdme Pompadour Rosemary. "Apres nous, le deluge"[/p][/quote]In fairness we had a Foreign Secretary who never drew a sober breath for the term of his office 66-68, at a time when we punched our weight in the world. It seemed to make little difference.... Dai Rear
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5:58pm Thu 19 Jun 14

KarloMarko says...

Eden.... chez Suez...gin, speed, barbiturates, dexedrine etc. What a splendid cocktail, and how well that all turned out! OK, I'll give you George Brown...as an ex Labour MP said to me... "George, every gutter was his friend!"
Eden.... chez Suez...gin, speed, barbiturates, dexedrine etc. What a splendid cocktail, and how well that all turned out! OK, I'll give you George Brown...as an ex Labour MP said to me... "George, every gutter was his friend!" KarloMarko
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8:05am Fri 20 Jun 14

Katie Re-Registered says...

Wonder what would happen if a secretary, shop assistant, nurse, teacher, construction worker or paramedic turned up for work "slurred, incoherent and insolent"?

Would there likewise be "no grounds for action", then?

Oh, but I forgot: they do important work.
Wonder what would happen if a secretary, shop assistant, nurse, teacher, construction worker or paramedic turned up for work "slurred, incoherent and insolent"? Would there likewise be "no grounds for action", then? Oh, but I forgot: they do important work. Katie Re-Registered
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8:55am Fri 20 Jun 14

Raymond Luxury-Yacht says...

What about Sir John Stradling Thomas, MP for Monmouth 1970- 1991?
What about Sir John Stradling Thomas, MP for Monmouth 1970- 1991? Raymond Luxury-Yacht
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9:21am Fri 20 Jun 14

Dai Rear says...

Katie Re-Registered wrote:
Wonder what would happen if a secretary, shop assistant, nurse, teacher, construction worker or paramedic turned up for work "slurred, incoherent and insolent"?

Would there likewise be "no grounds for action", then?

Oh, but I forgot: they do important work.
Well Katie, one surgeon at least at Princess Mary Hospital RAF Halton, had to guide himself by leaning against the corridor on the way to the operating theatre. Good job that most of the apprentices were robust youngsters....
[quote][p][bold]Katie Re-Registered[/bold] wrote: Wonder what would happen if a secretary, shop assistant, nurse, teacher, construction worker or paramedic turned up for work "slurred, incoherent and insolent"? Would there likewise be "no grounds for action", then? Oh, but I forgot: they do important work.[/p][/quote]Well Katie, one surgeon at least at Princess Mary Hospital RAF Halton, had to guide himself by leaning against the corridor on the way to the operating theatre. Good job that most of the apprentices were robust youngsters.... Dai Rear
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9:28am Fri 20 Jun 14

Dai Rear says...

Raymond Luxury-Yacht wrote:
What about Sir John Stradling Thomas, MP for Monmouth 1970- 1991?
I don't remember him falling off the stage like Jeffrey. Tell Carl Marx that Suez was 10 tears before George fell through the door of the Foreign Office, will you? Doesn't any of you know what the agenda behind the complaint was?
[quote][p][bold]Raymond Luxury-Yacht[/bold] wrote: What about Sir John Stradling Thomas, MP for Monmouth 1970- 1991?[/p][/quote]I don't remember him falling off the stage like Jeffrey. Tell Carl Marx that Suez was 10 tears before George fell through the door of the Foreign Office, will you? Doesn't any of you know what the agenda behind the complaint was? Dai Rear
  • Score: 0

12:07pm Fri 20 Jun 14

KarloMarko says...

Rod Richards rules! And falls over.
Rod Richards rules! And falls over. KarloMarko
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