Boris Johnson accused of plan to ’emasculate’ UK devolution

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Boris Johnson accused of plan to ’emasculate’ UK devolution

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Senior figures in Scotland and Wales warn Brexit is bringing a ‘statutory fist crashing down’

Boris Johnson has been accused of planning an “emasculation” of the devolution settlement, with senior officials and politicians warning that plans for a post-Brexit UK-wide internal market will put Scotland and Wales on a collision course with Westminster.

As support for Scottish independence shows a sustained polling lead and the Welsh parliament prepares for a debate on Wednesday about holding an independence referendum, the UK government has been accused of bringing a “statutory fist crashing down” as it attempts to regulate policy and standards across the four nations.

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