Welsh leader Mark Drakeford strikes another blow towards UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
Battles between England and Wales are generally fought on the rugby or football pitch, but now Welsh leader Mark Drakeford is striking out in the political ring.
The Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford has said he thinks the UK Government “has not done what the science would have told them they should do” in introducing new coronavirus restrictions.
This is the latest attack on how Boris Johnson’s government have responded to the Omicron variant of Covid.
The country of Wales is currently operating under Alert level two restrictions.
This means strict rules on social distancing, the hospitality industry, and significant events such as sports fixtures.
For example, sports watchers can’t watch their team in Wales but can cross the bridge and watch a game in England.
Over Christmas and New Year, sports fans flooded into England to watch their teams, although banned from doing so at home to the annoyance of thousands of Welsh sports lovers.
Drakeford claim’s he is protecting Wales and is now coming to blows with English leader Boris Johnson, as the governing bodies in England clearly want their country to ‘get on with life.
After throwing first political punches on Friday at a Welsh press conference, Drakeford accused England of being a global outlier in its more relaxed Covid restrictions and said Boris Johnson is “politically paralysed”.
Now today, Drakeford round two of blows.
He told Sky’s Trevor Phillips on Sunday: “I’m asked time after time why isn’t Wales doing the same things as England?
“My answer was to point out that in this debate, it is not Wales that is the outlier.
“Wales is following the same path of putting protections in place that Scotland, Northern Ireland are following, and not just devolved governments in the UK, but governments across Europe and across the world.
“The questions as to why the UK Government has decided not to follow that course of action are for them to answer, not for me.
“I think they have not done what the science would have told them they should do.
“But that’s decisions for them to answer for – I’m answerable for the decisions we take here in Wales.”