‘Health Minister is completely out of touch over rural communities in Wales'

Commenting on the Health Minister's statement yesterday, that to travel 20 miles in rural Wales "… almost certainly isn't local" Darren Millar MS – the Shadow Minister for Covid Recovery – said:

"This is yet another example of an urban-centric Welsh Labour Government Minister who is completely out of touch with anywhere beyond Cardiff.

"To say that people in rural Wales are likely to live within five miles of their close friends and family is presumptuous and patronising and, for hundreds of thousands of people, just plain wrong.    

"This cruel rule might well work for the Minister and for many people in the cities and large urban centres, but it doesn't work for many people in other parts of Wales, especially rural communities."