Carwyn Jones has accused the UK government under Theresa May of having what he calls "a complete tin ear" for the challenges of keeping the United Kingdom together.
In an interview for tonight's Sharp End on ITV Cymru Wales, the First Minister has told our Political Editor Adrian Masters that the Prime Minister has made a tactical mistake in refusing a referendum on Scottish independence while the Brexit talks are underway. He also said she's wrong to suggest that she's making a principled stand.
Mr Jones also accused the UK government of planning to hang on to all powers brought back from Brussels. He claims that they should be passed on to the devolved administrations whenever they affect matters for which they are responsible. He argues that's the only way to respect the result of the 2011 referendum, which gave the Assembly law-making powers in all devolved areas.
The First Minister added that the UK government needed to listen to a government in Wales that is supportive of the union. He said he had no idea what the Prime Minister meant when she said that the United Kingdom is four nations but one people. He wanted four nations working in partnership for the common good but recognising the different identities within the UK.