WALES’ and Scotland’s first ministers are urging prime minister Theresa May to work with devolved nations, and have issued joint amendments to the UK government’s Brexit Bill.

In a letter to Mrs May, Carwyn Jones and Nicola Sturgeon acknowledge a shared responsibility to work together to prepare for Brexit.

“The governments of these islands have a lot of work to do to ensure the UK leaves the EU with as little disruption as possible. This will only be achieved by working together,” said Mr Jones.

Acknowledging different political positions, Mr Jones said an issue as key as Brexit requires these to be set aside, adding: “One Government cannot simply hijack powers from the other two.”

He said the joint amendments to the EU withdrawal bill will enable progress to be made in a way which respects hard-won devolution settlements.

“We want a bill that works with, not against, devolution. Until that point is reached, we cannot give it our consent,” said Mr Jones.