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PRESS RELEASE : Andrew RT Davies has accused the Labour Party of ‘hypocrisy’ over their position on the Qatar World Cup [October 2022]

The press release issued by the Welsh Conservatives on 26 October 2022.

While Labour leader Keir Starmer says he won’t attend the competition due to Qatar’s human rights record, Ministers from the Welsh Labour Government, including the First Minister, will attend.

Davies said:

“It’s absolutely right that the First Minister of Wales should attend the Qatar World Cup and give his support to the Welsh team, who are heading to their first World Cup since the 50s.

“It’s pure hypocrisy for Keir Starmer to grandstand on this issue from opposition when his colleagues in Wales are rightly going to show their support for the Welsh squad.

“I hope that the First Minister will, with UK Government Ministers, withstand any pressure from the Labour leader to cancel their visit to the World Cup.”