When the Daily Express refers to Leaked document showing Boris Johnson 'hid plans from devolved nations as a "Brexit Bombshell" then you know something is seriously wrong
They say. leaked documents show Boris Johnson hid Brexit plans from Scotland, WalesThe leaked Brexit planning documents published by Guido Fawkes shows Westminster attempted to hide information about Boris Johnson’s Brexit plans including details of the controversial UK Internal Market Bill. The Bill which has now become public has been branded by SNP as a "power grab" from the Scottish Parliament.
Another document on the food supply, which warned of “a tightening of supply" and "reduced supply availability, especially of certain fresh products” from Brexit also stated "Food is a devolved policy area.
It added: "We have not shared this assumption with DA [Devolved Administrations] as per handling instructions, but it will have an impact on DAs and their planning."
The leaked document came ahead of the UK Internal Market Bill which Westminster says will protect UK trade after Brexit but devolved nations fear i will force them accept new standards on food, environment and animal welfare agreed by the UK Government.
The documents, entitled "Transition period planning assumptions (central case)” were circulated to ministers in June, and contained detailed plans about subsidy controls which have now appeared in the controversial UK Internal Market Bill.
However the documents state clearly that several parts "should not be shared publicly or with the devolved administrations at this stage”.
They include paragraphs on revoking EU laws through statutory instruments, and on the UK government assuming control of state aid throughout the Internal Market Bill.
Considering only two days ago te First Minister has said that Boris Johnson is "disrespecting the people of Wales" after the Prime Minister ignored a letter requesting he stop people travelling to Wales from areas of England with high coronavirus infection rates.
What is M rDrakeford going to do now? Write another letter for the "English" Prime Minister to ignore?
I say "English " Prime Minister because in this case Boris Johnson is acting as that, and whereas he i in possession information which will affect people in England , his contemporaries in Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland have no such information , because he choses not to share it.
I suppose Unionists could argue that that's the price you pay for devolution, and maybe they have a point.
It shows that the devolution settlement is rotten to the core , because the Prime Minister of the UK who is also First Minister of England can favour is own nation over the other three, and it clearly shows that the choice for us is Independence and a First Minister who works in our Interest.