"Don't let Tories turn back clock on devolution" Plaid warns Labour government

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Plaid Cymru Leader Leanne Wood will today warn the Labour Welsh Government not to allow the Tory Government in Westminster to "turn back the clock on devolution" with the EU Withdrawal Bill.

Speaking ahead of the National Assembly debate on the Continuity Bill for Wales - first proposed by Plaid Cymru - Leanne Wood said no government from outside Wales should be allowed to intervene in Welsh affairs without being resisted.

She warned that the UK Government will try "every trick in the book to centralise power at Westminster" and that the Labour Welsh Government should not be hoodwinked into conceding on the EU Withdrawal Bill - a clear power grab.

Plaid Cymru Leader Leanne Wood said:

“Plaid Cymru was the first party to propose this legislation because we could see the risks to democracy.

"Now we want to see decisive action to ensure that any post-Brexit powers come to their rightful place in Wales, and are not held back by the Westminster government. 

"Powers over areas like farming and the environment are crucial and are already devolved. A majority of people want more powers and decisions about matters affecting Wales to be made in Wales. This means that no government from outside Wales can intervene in Welsh affairs without being resisted.

“It is vital that the Labour Welsh Government does not back down. Plaid Cymru will do everything possible to ensure that they do not fail Wales.

"The UK Government will try every trick in the book to centralise power at Westminster. They are laying amendments which will affect Wales & Scotland without the agreement of the Welsh and Scottish governments. 

"We urge the government in Cardiff to do its job: to stand up for Wales and not let the Tories turn back the clock on devolution."

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