Mark Drakeford has accused Boris Johnson of being “neglectful” of the relationship between the UK government and the devolved nations and declared that the “greatest threat to the union comes from the so-called unionists”.
Joined by Gordon Brown in an online ‘in conversation with’ event this morning, the First Minister told Labour members how the relationship between the Welsh and UK governments had deteriorated under Johnson’s time in No 10.
The Welsh Labour leader criticised the Tories’ handling of the pandemic, arguing that it had caused people to increasingly question whether independence is best, and slammed the Conservatives “hostility” towards the principle of devolution.
Asked this morning about relations between his Welsh Labour administration and the Conservative Westminster government in the Covid crisis, Drakeford said: “The way the UK has operated in the pandemic has been a ‘wing and a prayer’.
“The Prime Minister calls us together randomly, at short notice, with very little preparation and then nothing happens for week after week, after week…