The Welsh Conservative leader has written to the Assembly's Presiding Officer complaining about 'offensive' and 'aggressive' language used in a recent Brexit debate.
Andrew RT Davies says comments made by Labour members during the debate on February 7th were 'contributing to a lowering of the esteem in which the institution is held by the public. He says they risk 'toxifying the debate' and could 'worsen any tensions which exist in Welsh society.'
In his letter he singles out two Labour AMs, Eluned Morgan and Dawn Bowden for 'sensationalising the terms of discussion.'
During the debate Eluned Morgan had warned that respecting the result of the referendum didn't necessarily mean leaving the European Single Market.
She said that leaving the EU 'doesn’t mean that we should slit the wrists of the Welsh economy and watch our country follow an inexorable path to poverty.'
She'd also criticised what she said were promises made by the Leave side during the referendum, including by Andrew RT Davies, which she said were turning out to be false. The Assembly's record of proceedings quotes her as saying:
But he's most critical of comments made by the Merthyr AM, Dawn Bowden who referred to what she described as 'the lies' of the Leave campaign and 'the Goebbels-like propaganda from the right-wing media' which meant that 'immigrants became demonised.'
You can read Andrew RT Davies' letter in full below: