The Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford has delivered a blistering attack on Boris Johnson as he is “not taking action to protect” the “population.”
At a Welsh Government press briefing on Friday Drakeford said, “In England, we have a government that is politically paralysed, with a Prime Minister who is unable to secure an agreement through his Cabinet to take the actions that his advisers have been telling him ought to have been taken.
“And even if he could get his Cabinet to address them, he can’t get his MPs to agree them.”
Drakeford was asked to justify the continuation of restrictions for another week, whilst neighbouring England remains rule-free, he said, “The outlier here is not Wales. Wales is taking action, as is Scotland, as is Northern Ireland, and as are countries right across Europe, and right across the globe.
“The one country that stands out as not taking action to protect its population is England.
“The real question is, why is England such a global outlier, in the way in which governments elsewhere are attempting to protect their populations from coronavirus?
“The political contrast between Wales and England is this: here in Wales we have a government that is capable of acting and determined to act when it is necessary to protect our population.”