In their last act before their Easter break, Assembly members have passed emergency legislation laying claim to all powers over devolved matters that are currently in the hands of the European Union. The Welsh Government introduced the bill after saying that the UK Government's proposals were unacceptable.
Carwyn Jones added that it's not too late to reach agreement, although there was an urgent need for further progress and the parliamentary timetable was tight. The First Minister said that if there is a deal, AMs would be asked to repeal the law that they had just passed and instead agree to the Westminster legislation.
The bill was backed by Plaid Cymru and most UKIP AMs but opposed by the Conservatives, who said it had been a complete waste of time and was just grandstanding by the Welsh Government.
The Welsh Government's bill; was passed by 39 votes to 13, with one abstention.