Also: Welsh Government abandons separate testing app to join UK-run scheme; Gove tries to downplay the Irish Sea border.
Posts Tagged: Mark Drakeford AM
Sturgeon, Wales, the shutdown row – and why a Four Nations policy is no substitute for a One Nation policy
The unique circumstances of the pandemic temporarily forged a common response, but cracks are already appearing and will only deepen.
In order to maintain a UK-wide approach, the infrastructure for a ‘test, trace, and track’ strategy has to be in place across the board at the same time.
‘The number itself was a distraction… tests without a purpose or a point are not a good use of the limited resources,’ Drakeford insists.
Also: Supermarkets reject Drakeford’s bid to shift blame for deliveries fiasco; Welsh health minister faces calls to resign; and more.
Also: Welsh Labour demand less alignment with London on coronavirus policy; and Sinn Fein isolated in objecting to Army support in Northern Ireland.
Also: Salmond gathers his forces and his allies call for inquiries and resignations as the SNP civil war gathers momentum.
Matt Smith: After two wasted decades, it is for the Conservatives to deliver the “devolution dividend” to Wales
The 2021 Senedd elections are an historic opportunity. Our mission is to devolve as much power as possible to communities – from Cardiff Bay as well as Westminster.
Also: A good week for devoscepticism as Hunt urges Johnson to rule out new powers for Holyrood; Lidington and Mundell issue warnings on the Union; and more.
Also: MPs criticise Foreign Secretary over Ulster veterans; Johnson makes Thomson his Scottish campaign chief; and fierce competition to lead the NIO.
The Foreign Secretary has got tough with devocrats pursuing their own foreign policy, whilst his predecessor picks up several endorsements from Scottish and Welsh MPs.
Also: Welsh and Scottish Labour throw their weight behind EU referendum re-run after poll drubbing; UUP and Sinn Fein leaders in trouble.
Also: Dublin urged to ‘come clean’ over support for IRA during the Troubles; Welsh tax powers come into force; and Salmond inquiry tells Sturgeon not to destroy evidence.
Also: Backlash grows against SNP’s new tax; Labour AM apologises for antisemitic comment; and Scottish Tories say they’ve stopped Johnson.
Cardiff Bay has incubated an insular cartel whose hostility to reform is delivering public apathy and policy failure.