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When you forget your Zoom mic is live ...

We would NEVER encourage you to slag off your colleagues behind their backs – it’s not a good look. But if you must vent about a co-worker during a Zoom meeting, you’d best make sure your microphone is on mute...

 

 

Wales health minister was heard swearing about a colleague during a virtual sitting of the Welsh
Assembly when he accidentally left his microphone on.

 

Vaughan Gething later apologised and said he was obviously embarrassed about the blunder, made as he finished answering questions during a session being held by Zoom.
 

He referred to Jenny Rathbone, Assembly Member for Cardiff Central, and said to an unknown person: What the **** is the matter with her?

Ms Rathbone, who had been asking questions about the Welsh Government's response to coronavirus, was seen getting up from her seat and walking away from the camera. Some assembly members could be seen laughing and putting their hands over their mouths as Mr Gething made the comments.


Presiding officer Elin Jones told Mr Gething to turn his microphone off. Following the Zoom call, the leaders of opposition parties Plaid Cymru and the Welsh Conservatives called for Wales; First Minister Mark Drakeford to sack Mr Gething immediately.


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