Welsh and Scottish govts set out Brexit bill demands needed to avoid constitutional crisis

The Welsh and Scottish governments have published proposals to change the Tories’ Brexit bill.

If the UK government does not secure approval for its EU (Withdrawal) Bill from the devolved adminstrations, there will be a constitutional crisis.

The Welsh and Scottish administrations, who have previously called the bill a “power grab”, published 38 amendments designed to ensure devolved powers return to their nations’ parliaments after Brexit.

In a letter to Theresa May, Scottish and Welsh first ministers Nicola Sturgeon and Carwyn Jones warned: “The current Bill will need to be substantially amended for us to be able to recommend to our respective legislatures that they give their consent to it.

“Our governments have therefore prepared a set of amendments which, if made, would make the Bill one which we could consider recommending to the Scottish Parliament and the National Assembly for Wales.”