Disgraced MP hits out at ‘a Welsh nationalist publication having a pop’

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Rob Roberts, MP. Photo by David Woolfall licensed under CC BY 3.0

A disgraced MP has hit out at a ‘Welsh nationalist publication’, which he says ‘made a pop’.

Rob Roberts, who was suspended from Britain’s Parliament for six weeks for sexually harassing a member of his staff, criticized what he called the publication’s ‘identity politics’ which he called ‘pathetic and base’ .

He claimed he wanted to “criticize me for saying positive things”, and suggested it says “more about them than me”.

The MP for Delyn shared a series of inspirational memes with captions on his Facebook page, which read: ‘Morning positivity!’ This was reported by Nation.Cymru on February 15.

His posts included advice to “treat others well”, to do things “because it’s the right thing to do”, an affirmation that “your past doesn’t have to define you”, as well as a suggestion not to “be so hard on yourself”.

He also suggested that people “tend to get what they deserve in the end.”

In a post today, Roberts said: “Morning positivity! I was told that a particular Welsh nationalist publication had written articles which I liked because I make posts that convey positive messages every morning.

“Successful people talk about ideas, make plans and take action to do things for the benefit of others. Unsuccessful people talk about others.

“Identity politics is pathetic and base. But if they want to criticize me for saying positive things and trying to help people who could benefit from positive messages, that says A LOT more about them than it does about me.

“Have a nice day everyone.”


The post was shared with the following inspirational meme.

Inspirational meme shared by Rob Roberts on Facebook

Roberts has been readmitted to the Conservative party since his suspension, but not to the Conservative caucus, meaning he currently sits in the House of Commons as an independent MP.

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