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'Champagne socialist' Charlotte Church 'more of a prosecco girl'

Charlotte Church Champagne Socialist Image copyright Wales News Service
Image caption In a blog, Ms Church wrote it was her "democratic right" to demonstrate

Singer Charlotte Church has hit back at claims she is a "champagne socialist" saying she is "more of a prosecco girl".

A war of words broke out between Ms Church and the leader of the Welsh Conservatives after she addressed an anti-austerity rally in Cardiff.

She said the UK had "masochistically condemned itself" to a Tory government.

On Sunday, Andrew RT Davies called her comments "unfortunate and unbecoming", calling her a "champagne socialist".

In a blog, Ms Church responded to Mr Davies, writing it was her "democratic right" to demonstrate, adding: "I was born in a working-class family who have for generations been active in political protest."

She claimed that Mr Davies might want her to keep quiet "because I threaten his status as a wealthy, privately educated, white male".

Ms Church also said she would be joining a protest march in June in London.

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