The Welsh Government has criticised as 'unhelpful' reports that a Downing Street bid to end a Brexit stalemate with Wales and Scotland is set to be rejected by Scottish ministers.
It's claimed that the UK Government has offered a concession to try to ease concerns about the impact on devolution of its EU Withdrawal Bill.
The Bill has been described by the Welsh and Scottish First Ministers as a 'power grab' because it includes plans to retain at a UK-level powers currently held by Brussels in devolved areas such as farming and fishing.
According to a report in the Times newspaper, more than a hundred such returning powers would be passed on directly to the Scottish Government although ministers in London would retain a veto over their use.
It's not clear if a similar offer will be made to Wales. A spokesperson for the Welsh Government would only say that 'discussions are ongoing.'
Nevertheless Plaid Cymru has accused Labour ministers of being 'complicit' in Westminster's 'power grab' by 'staying silent' and missing out on a concession won by Scotland.
Here's the full Welsh Government statement.
The UK Government is also staying tight-lipped. A spokesperson said:
If an offer is to be made it'll be discussed at a meeting of ministers from the UK, Welsh and Scottish Governments in London on Thursday. Wales will be represented by Finance Secretary Mark Drakeford.
A series of similar meetings, including one between the Prime Minister and First Minister has failed to reach an agreement.
Carwyn Jones has been working closely with his Scottish counterpart Nicola Sturgeon in opposing the Withdrawal Bill. This is the first time that the two governments have struck such different tones which could suggest that they're inching towards reaching separate deals.
Officially the Welsh Government says that it can't recommend that AMs agree to it as it stands when they come to vote on giving consent to the aspects of it which affect Wales.
The clock is ticking because the Bill comes to the end of its parliamentary journey next month. There's no legal obligation on the UK Government to recognise any refusal from Cardiff Bay or Holyrood but it could cause a constitutional crisis if the bill becomes law without those votes of consent.
Plaid Cymru has accused the Welsh Government of 'sleeping on the job and allowing Westminster to get away with its power-grab, while the Scottish Government has been fighting for its citizens.'
The party's Brexit spokesperson, Hywel Williams said: