Picnic spot used by ‘lockdown-flouting’ Labour health minister gets fenced off – The Sun


A PICNIC spot where Labour’s Welsh health minister Vaughan Gething was caught eating chips at a table earlier this month has been cordoned off.

Mr Gething, 46, was accused of flouting rules when he sat for 15 minutes at Cardiff Bay.

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He had been pushing the message that "spending a prolonged period on a park bench" was not allowed under his government's lockdown rules.

Workmen have now surrounded the picnic benches with 7ft high metal fencing.

It stretches for some 85 metres around a sandy area with seating near a popular harbourside cafe.

Andrew Davies, a former Welsh Tory leader, said: "This is a bad example to set and either the rules are wrong or the health minister is wrong."

Mr Gething has previously defended his chip takeaway and insisted he was doing nothing wrong.

The local government said the closure was for litter bin installation.

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