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The United Kingdom “is over” and a new union should be crafted to reflect a “voluntary association of four nations,” Wales’ First Minister says. Mark Drakeford warned the break-up of the UK was possible if politicians only offered a “tweaking of the status quo” and said UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s lack of engagement with the devolved areas undermined efforts to keep them together. Drakeford’s virtual appearance at the Welsh Affairs Committee on Thursday was broadcast from an outbuilding at the bottom of his garden in Cardiff, where he was said to be self-isolating “as a precaution” after coming into contact with someone who had tested positive for coronavirus. Drakeford told MPs a new devolution settlement was needed after the…



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