This bill will be among the most important piece of legislation ever considered by the UK parliament, the Scottish parliament and national assembly for Wales with far-reaching implications for the whole of the United Kingdom and our future well-being.

Both our governments believe the deal you have negotiated with the EU will be even more damaging to Wales, Scotland and the United Kingdom than the previous unacceptable agreement made by your predecessor.

We therefore wish to state in the clearest possible terms that we and our legislatures need time to analyse and consider the draft bill.

We share the view which lay behind the amendment passed by a clear majority of the House of Commons that the time between now and 31 October provides insufficient opportunity to undertake this essential scrutiny


READ  Here’s why Dallas leaders are troubled by police officers’ questionable and bigoted Facebook posts | Dallas Police