Scotland and Wales are attempting to offset any more power heading to London post-Brexit

Governments in Wales and Scotland appear to be heading towards a possible constitutional clash with the UK given the messy departure debate from the European Union.

On Tuesday (27 February), the two governments issued emergency measures or so-called “continuity bills” that would broadly prevent Westminster from securing more power over Wales and Scotland once Britain formally leaves the EU.

The bills will soon be debated in the respective parliaments in Edinburgh and Cardiff, and seek to ensure that issues currently administrated by the EU, like fisheries and agriculture, will not fall under the administrative grip of the British government in London.

“It is not typical for a minister to come to this chamber to tell members that they regret the introduction of legislation, but that is the situation I find myself in today,” Scotland’s Brexit Minister¬†Michael Russell, said in a statement.

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