Sky News has been described as “sloppy” and “insulting to Wales” after they got Mark Drakeford’s name wrong this morning.
Wales’ First Minister appeared on Sky News in order to congratulate Boris Johnson and his partner Carrie Symonds on the birth of a baby boy, but was billed as ‘Mike Drakeford’.
“We’ve got a new First Minister!” former Welsh Conservative leader, Assembly Member Andrew RT Davies said, posting a picture of the blooper.
Samuel Kurtz said it was “funny, but also shows Wales is often an afterthought”.
“It’s not done on purpose, but it does show an air of flippancy, a shoulder shrug, towards what we do in Wales,” he said. “I’m no fan of ‘Mike’, but at least get the guy’s name right!”
Emily Durrant said: “No matter what your political views, that is truly sloppy and frankly insulting to Wales. I can’t imagine the same happening to our PM.”
“Hooray! “Mike” Drakeford (aka the First Minister) makes it onto national news (albeit only for a ‘non-story’ at a time of national crisis,” Tim Price said. “It’s progress guys, soon people will be looking for Wales on a map. Occasionally.”
“A first minister so well respected and regarded, one of the UK’s leading news organisations doesn’t actually know his name,” Clwyd South Conservatives commented.