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2017-09-10 — independent.co.uk

Wales and Scotland will formally lay down a challenge to Theresa May's Brexit plans this week, warning she risks a constitutional crisis if changes are not made.

Governments in both nations are expected to officially submit documents confirming their intention to withhold consent for the Prime Minister's approach to EU withdrawal unless it radically alters.

Conservative ministers have admitted to The Independent that pushing on without their backing could hold up Brexit, while politicians outside England warn it will strain the UK at the seams.

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The devolved governments claim Ms May's key piece of Brexit legislation will see London snatch authority over key policy areas and give Conservative ministers unacceptably-strong powers to meddle with other laws.

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"The UK Government is being rigid in its approach. It's saying there is only one way. It's acting as if it won a majority at the election in June. It didn't.

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