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May is "ready to listen" as Brexit talks begin with devolved nations

24th Oct 16 10:48 am

May to involve UK leaders in Brexit negotiations

Prime Minister Theresa Maywill offer the leaders of the three devolved governments a “direct line” to Brexit Secretary David Davis ahead of discussions to leave the EU.

Theresa May is set to hold the talks with first ministers at Downing Street.

Both The Scottish and Welsh leaders would like to vote on the devolved legislatures and Parliament under Davis’ approach

May has said she is “ready to listen” to upcoming ideas but the final decision must work for the UK as a whole.

The joint ministerial council comes together bringing the top politicians from around the country together to discuss the issue. This will be the first time they’ve met since 2014.

The meeting is expected to be tense, according to BBC assistant political editor Norman Smith who claims the leaders were “basically coming to Downing Street with a Brexit wishlist, which Theresa May is going to put the equivalent of a red line through”.

Downing Street would like to see Davis chair a new forum bringing together all representatives from devolved nations before the Prime Minister triggers Article 50.

May told the BBC: “The new forum I am offering will be the chance for them all to put forward their proposals on how to seize the opportunities presented by Brexit and deliver the democratic decision expressed by the people of the UK.”

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