Plaid Cymru has announced its support for the Supreme Court's decision to allow the Welsh Government to intervene in the court battle over how the Brexit process should be formally triggered.
Responding to the announcement, Plaid Cymru Shadow Cabinet Secretary for External Affairs, Steffan Lewis AM said:
"Plaid Cymru supports the Supreme Court's decision to allow the Welsh Government to intervene in the court battle over how the Brexit process should be formally triggered.
"People in Wales will be directly affected by the UK Government's actions and it's a simple matter of democracy that our interests as a nation are promoted and protected as the process of leaving the EU gets underway.
"In its representations to the Supreme Court, the Welsh Government needs to emphasise that the National Assembly should hold a vote on the terms of how the Brexit process gets underway, and that the UK Government must respect the outcome of that vote, whatever its result.
"On June 23, people in Wales may have voted to Leave but they did not vote to centralise power in Westminster nor to give the Tories a mandate to ruin our economy by pursuing a reckless strategy of severing economic links.
"Wales's voice must be heard as crucial decisions are taken over our country's future."