Welsh and Scottish leaders: Johnson hasn’t talked to us for months

Drakeford decries ‘vacancy’ at heart of UK government as Sturgeon calls for Covid meeting

The first ministers of Wales and Scotland have attacked Boris Johnson for failing to speak to them directly about the possibility of a new national lockdown in England.

Mark Drakeford, the Welsh first minister, said there was a “vacancy” at the heart of the UK government and argued his country’s porous border with England made it crucial for the prime minister to communicate directly with him regularly.

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