Wales and Scotland will launch a challenge to British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit plans this week, a report says.
On Monday, lawmakers are expected to approve the EU (Withdrawal) Bill, which would repeal the 1972 European Communities Act and convert directly-applicable EU laws and regulations into UK law.
In documents to be formally submitted Tuesday, the two countries’ governments confirm their intention to withhold consent for May’s approach to EU withdrawal unless it is radically changed.
The two governments argue that a key piece of the legislation will give London authority over key policy areas and enable Conservative ministers to meddle with other laws.
May’s bill will make it possible for Whitehall to “hijack” powers during Brexit process that should be passed to Cardiff, according to Welsh First Minister Carwyn Jones.
“The UK Government is being rigid in its approach. It’s saying there is only one way….