Has Mark Drakeford, Labour First Minister of Wales, forgotten what happened when they tried to to come out too quickly from their ‘firebreak’ in November?
They were quickly condemned then:
It looks, with the benefit of hindsight, as though immediately after their two-week lockdown they lifted restrictions too expansively. As a result of doing that, the virus once more got out of control, they’ve had to slam the brakes on again.” That’s one of the reasons why we’re exiting the lockdown cautiously across the country (England). We are taking a cautious approach (in England) because the example of Wales shows what can happen if you lift the restrictions in too blanket a way too soon.
There is of course an election imminent but surely they wouldn’t try to buy votes with a too-soon exit from lock-down.
I see no evidence that SNP leadership plans to follow Wales.
Perhaps BBC Scotland could ask Ian Murray what he thinks of the Welsh decision?