Mark Drakeford is “fully paid leftist busy,” says William Hague

The Premier of Wales is a “busy paid man” according to former Tory leader William Hague.

Lord Hague entered Parliament as a Member of Parliament for Richmond in North Yorkshire in 1989 and was Welsh Secretary from 1995 to 1997, during John Major’s tenure as Prime Minister.

He was leader of the Conservative Party for four years, but failed to win the general election and resigned his post in 2001.

Mr Hague lives in Wales and was asked about the difference in rules between Wales and England.

Mr Hague told Times Radio: “I think Wales is overkill at the moment. Now it’s decentralization, of course governments have the right in different parts of the UK to have a different point of view, but I think nightclubs could be left open with a vaccine, passport passes, or negative tests.

“I think in Wales the really ridiculous thing is the £ 60 flat penalty notice for someone who is supposed to go to work when he could be working from home.

“Mark Drakeford, must be an absolutely paid professional businessman to think it’s a good idea. How is a policeman going to judge if someone should be working from home that day? People’s jobs differ from day to day What did they have to go in and photocopy that day or had to call from their office that day?

“It’s not like a speeding ticket, where you go over number or not. So I don’t think you have to be an absolute, busy left body mindset to get that idea.”

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