Secretary of State for Wales rises to the occasion

Alun Hugh Cairns is the Member of the UK Parliament (MP) for the Vale of Glamorgan (Welsh: Bro Morgannwg) in South Wales and is also Secretary of State for Wales. Given his level of responsibility he is expected to be accountable and as the saying goes is someone you need to 'keep on their toes'. Its always good to know that a politician takes this seriously, but maybe not quite as seriously as Alun Cairns cleary felt pressurised into doing a couple of days ago.

This was at the launch of a new Intercity Express train service from London Paddington Station to Wales. The press were on-hand for a photocall and Alun duly decided to rise to the occasion and placed himself next to the rather imposing figure of the 6ft 4ins tall Transport Secretary Chris Grayling. Unfortunately, photographers captured Alun standing on his tip toes to try and give himself just an extra couple of inches. It resulted in quite a few comments on social media, but to be fair to Alun Cairns he seems to have taken it all in his stride, retained his sense of humour and not allowed the incident to throw him off balance. 

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