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The Scottish Government has called on Westminster not to retain any powers without the consent of the devolved regions after a raft of farming policy areas were listed by Ministers as potentially needing UK-wide rules.
Scottish Environment Secretary Roseanna Cunningham and Brexit Minister Mike Russell have slammed the UK Government for offering Scotland just 2.5 per cent of the money it has allocated for Brexit preparations.
Unity among the devolved regions over the UK Government’s post-Brexit ‘power grab’ has been torn to shreds after the Welsh Government agreed to a new deal from Westminster which was rejected by the Scots.
Defra has denied that it failed to ‘fully engage’ with the devolved regions on its plans for a new environmental watchdog after Scottish and Welsh Ministers expressed disappointment with the level of discussion.
Post-Brexit agricultural policy in Wales is to focus much more heavily on culture, communities and landscape than Defra’s plans for England, according to Welsh Rural Affairs Secretary Lesley Griffiths.
Tensions between Holyrood and Westminster continue to run high, with agriculture and rural affairs two of the key battlegrounds. Abi Kay gets the inside track from chairman of the Scottish Affairs Committee, Pete Wishart.
Tories in Wales have branded the Welsh Government’s farming consultation ‘a farce’ after Rural Affairs Secretary Lesley Griffiths vowed to press ahead with plans to axe direct payments in an interview with Farmers Guardian.