Drakeford uses UK Covid inquiry to attack political opponents

Drakeford uses UK Covid inquiry to attack political opponents

In response to the remarks made by the First Minister during the UK Covid-19 Inquiry, Andrew RT Davies MS, Leader of the Welsh Conservatives, expressed concerns about Mark Drakeford’s approach in defending what seems to be an unreliable response to the pandemic.

Davies commented, “The First Minister has chosen to utilize the UK Covid-19 Inquiry as a platform to target his political adversaries. Despite the inquiry’s focus on crucial public health matters and not political personalities or Brexit, it appears that Mark Drakeford entered the process with the intention of turning it into a party political broadcast.”

Emphasizing the need for a Wales-specific inquiry, Davies stated, “We urgently require a dedicated inquiry for Wales to obtain the answers that the people of Wales rightfully deserve.”

During the Inquiry, several points raised questions about the Welsh Government’s decision-making:

  • Admission of knowledge about the lack of capacity for test and trace.
  • Lack of formal discussion on the virus risk within the Welsh Government cabinet until the end of February.
  • Attendance at a UK emergency Cobr meeting when the issue extended beyond health concerns.
  • Confirmation that Wales could make its own rules only on March 20, three days before the lockdown.
  • Denial of former Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s claim that decisions made in London would have been better for Wales.
  • Incorrect referencing of Matt Hancock’s statement on devolution in May, three months into the pandemic.

The upcoming inquiries may touch upon critical themes such as care homes, relations with the UK Government, the delayed enforcement of face mask mandates in Wales compared to England, the use of WhatsApp, and the First Minister’s absence from the earliest UK Government emergency planning meetings about Covid. The evidence suggests a need for transparency and accountability in assessing the decisions made during the pandemic response in Wales.

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4th March is date Drakeford says he was taking Covid seriously. At that time you couldn’t buy hand gel or masks in Wales! We all knew!


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