Welsh Secretary Alun Cairns resigns in disgrace just before Johnson launch speech
Tory Alun Cairns has resigned as Welsh Secretary after leaked emails proved he had known about allegations that a Tory candidate he had endorsed had ‘sabotaged’ a rape trial, in spite of Cairns’ initial denials.
The resignation comes just as Boris Johnson prepares to launch his general election campaign – and on top of the ongoing scandal of Jacob Rees-Mogg’s Grenfell comments, an attempt by a Tory colleague to justify them and James Cleverly’s shame as Sky’s Kay Burley dramatically empty-chaired him after he hid from an interview.
The common thread in the Tories’ disastrous campaign start has three obvious strands: dishonesty, arrogance and an utter disregard for the vulnerable.
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