The first minister of Wales, Mark Drakeford, has said he wants more regular and reliable contact with Boris Johnson.
Speaking on LBC, he said that other than conversations in the last week the last time he spoke to the prime minister was in May.
When asked why there had only been “sporadic” contact, Drakeford said:
Well, taking a generous view, the prime minister is incredibly busy, he has a big range of responsibilities and we are all reacting to very quickly changing circumstances.
I think there’s another explanation, which is that there are some voices in the Conservative government who have found out that devolution exists after 20 years, found they don’t much like it, think it will be much better if we returned 20 years and all the decisions were made in Whitehall, and would rather not be spending their time talking to us very much.
Drakeford also urged people in Cardiff - the first capital city in Great Britain to be placed under a local lockdown - to behave as if the new restrictions are in place until they come into effect on Sunday evening.
He said that police enforcement was a last resort and added:
If there are people who clearly deliberately flout the law you have to enforce.
Yes, with fines if necessary. But for us that’s the last resort, not the first resort. In Caerphilly [the first area in Wales to face local lockdown] we have had very, very good levels of co-operation.
My experience is people are wanting to do the right thing.