Wales’ First Minister has said that Wales already has a “huge degree of independence” but that membership of the UK is an “insurance policy” in times of financial hardship.
Some "insurance policy" that pays up when the affluent South of England join the rest of tat country in another lockdown but refuses to do so when Wales and Scotland and indeed the North of England put a similar claim in earlier.
Nation Cymru tell us that
“But at the same time we are able to draw on the strength of the United Kingdom. We wouldn’t be talking about millions of extra pounds for Welsh businesses if it wasn’t for the fact we are part of a big insurance policy that is the United Kingdom. Paying in when we can, drawing out when we need it.
In this case Wales is like a house that has been constantly flooded and the Insurance company sets too high a premium, but also is responsible for the flooding (literary when it come to Tryweryn) in the first place.
Mr Drakeford finds himself in a curious position .
He knows that there is extreme disquiet within Wales over the failure of the response of the uK government in its response to handling the Covid 19 virus and would likely have sought to have established a more robust reaction in Wales but still cannot bring himself to react in some quarters for being seen as too much of a "Welsh Nationalist".
So in some ways Mr Davies is aping Mark Drakeford in arguing for a Welsh solution to the Covid 19 virus albite a very diffrent one.
I suspect the Tories in Wales have worked ou that there may be a minority opposed to the firebreak , but they are potential voted worth harvesting.
But in the end both Labour and the Tories are going to have to respond to to the growing YesCymru movement .
I doubt very much they have learned the lesson from Scotland and that stopping the tide is going to take more than relying on an issuance policy from an increasingly dodgy provide.