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Nigel Farage called the Welsh First Minister "stupid" and claimed that he was "hurting business".

The Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford has restricted the purchase of non-essential items.

The Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford has restricted the purchase of non-essential items.On October 19, Mark Drakeford, the Welsh First Minister, put restrictions on the sale of non-essential items during the Welsh firebreak lockdown. For example, supermarkets were not allowed to sell non-essential items on the premises—the sections selling electrical goods, telephones, clothes, toys, and games, and products for the garden had to be closed to the public.

Shoppers took to social media to express their frustration. Pressure mounted on the Welsh government after many people called into question the products deemed non-essential, which reportedly included baby clothes, shoes, toys, bedding but not necessarily alcohol. Nigel Farage, the leader of the Brexit Party, joined in the conversation, tweeting that the Welsh First Minister was "helping Amazon get even richer" and was "probably" stupid.

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