'Don't compare me to Jacob Rees-Mogg', Leanne Wood tells Carwyn Jones

Credit: Senedd TV

Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood has fired off an angry letter to First Minister Carwyn Jones, complaining about the way he and his ministers speak to her and other Plaid Cymru AMs in the Senedd.

The final straw seems to have been the Public Services Secretary, Alun Davies, describing Plaid's Bethan Sayed as "confused" but Ms Wood also objects to a "farcical personal attack" that compared her to Tory arch Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg.

Jacob Rees Mogg's political attitudes, especially on Brexit, are very different to Leanne Wood's views. Credit: ITV
Carwyn Jones has previously admitted to going too far during an exchange in the Senedd. Credit: PA

Leanne Wood adds that the tone sometimes used by ministers towards women AMs is especially unacceptable and she asks Carwyn Jones to take the time to tell the cabinet what he believes is appropriate behaviour.

The First Minister has not yet responded to her letter but after an argument with Plaid AM Adam Price earlier this year he said it was not "worthy of the exchanges we should promote in this, our Welsh Parliament [and] I apologise for my part in that".