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I work in a policy dept that comes under this Minister's portfolio. I feel a bit sorry for him.
there's no escaping it
if he'd been found in some kind of compromising situation with unsavoury characters he might have escaped unscathed
there's backstory to it as well. he ballsed up at Welsh Book Awards recently (announced the wrong winner, ouch!).
Plaid Cymru want to be seen as the driving force of the coalition hoping it'll generally lead to a swing in their favour, and when one of your 3 Ministers is generating negative headlines then you're kind of left with no alternative.
if the awards thing hadn't happened he'd have probably 'gotten away with it'.
it was kind of funny sitting in work all afternoon watching the story spreading and hearing the rumor mill cranking into over-drive.