Embarrassingly for Sir Keir, there is barely any difference between what happened in England and Wales. Just hours before the Tory government announced its u-turn on A-level results, the Welsh education minister announced an identical u-turn for Wales. The timing of the Wales announcement was undoubtedly spurred on by the Westminster u-turn that was scheduled to be announced at 5pm. Just after 2pm a series of hastily written soundbites were put out by Labour education minister Kirsty Williams in the form of this statement. In the second paragraph she even says it: "In light of decisions elsewhere".
Unlike the overbearingly repentant Gavin Williamson, there was no hint of regret or admittance of wrongdoing by the Welsh government. First Minister Mark Drakeford later tweeted a very brief appraisal of the u-turn, again no hint of an apology.