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Montevideo, September 24th 2018 - 11:55 UTC

Wales will take steps to protect its interests, unless changes are made to EU Withdrawal bill

Wednesday, January 17th 2018 - 10:12 UTC
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First Minister Carwyn Jones has said he will take steps to protect Welsh powers after Brexit if UK ministers do not change their EU withdrawal bill. He claimed the way Theresa May planned to bring powers back from Brussels was a “fundamental assault” on devolution. Read full article

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  • Conqueror

    Does anybody understand this? Where did the EU take powers from? The Welsh Assembly and the Scottish “government” or from the UK? From the UK. the UK government has said that, once powers are returned, there may be a need to set up UK-wide systems. That seems reasonable. If there's any “power grab” going on it's by the Scottish and Welsh. Trying to grab powers they've never had. And, given Scottish and Welsh governmental incompetence, how could they be trusted? The UK government needs to get an Act passed, as soon as possible, reserving all powers returned from the EU to itself. Decisions about what powers might be devolved can be made later. And I'm not sure that the Scottish and/or Welsh have to give “consent” anyway. Isn't there already a court ruling that devolved administrations cannot block EU withdrawal? Maybe it's time to get tough with these administrations. The UK could begin by stating that subsidies will be suspended. If that doesn't work, we could always reverse devolution. Just like Spain removed Catalonia's autonomy.

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