Holyrood voted to protect itself from changes it never consented to and uphold Donald Dewar’s vision that ‘there shall be a Scottish Parliament’.
Tagged: EU Withdrawal Bill
As the mainstream media concentrated on setting fire to baby boxes, the House of Lords was busy extinguishing hopes of protecting the devolution settlement.
David Mundell explains that the consent of the Scottish Parliament is worthless and that he is happy with that because that is what we voted for in 2014.
Here are the House of Lords amendments that may break the deadlock between the Scottish and UK Governments over repatriated EU powers.
Lord Hope will today introduce amendments to the EU(Withdrawal) Bill designed to end the current deadlock. However, the stalemate points to a bigger problem.
David Mundell thinks the UK taking the Scottish Government to the Supreme Court for trying to defend devolution is ‘just a process thing’.
Lord David Steel this week pointed out that Scotgov has been treated badly in relation to the EU (Withdrawal) Bill. That’s a massive understatement.
Holyrood is discussing whether it should give consent to the EU(Withdrawal) Bill. What can we learn from the one example of consent being denied before?
In the last week, both Scottish Labour and Tories have made big principled stances that crumbled when push came to shove.
The EU(Withdrawal) Bill has really shown the Scottish Tories in their true light. Time and time again they have voted against Scotland’s interests.
The Scottish Tories keep voting for the Brexit power grab, but this week they pledged to save us from it. Forgive me for being sceptical.
With all the commotion yesterday, you may have missed the DUP and the Scottish Tories depriving the devolved parliaments of post-brexit powers.
The Scottish Affairs Committee at Westminster has just published a report stating that urgent action is needed to prevent a constitutional crisis.
Is Scotland a country and should the citizens of a country be able to determine their own fate? If your answer is Yes/Yes, Brexit should make you angry.
The main sticking point is that post-Brexit, the EU Withdrawal Bill moves powers to Westminster that should default to Holyrood.
Ash Denham MSP gives a simple explanation of the EU Withdrawal Bill, the Sewel convention, the power grab and why she won’t be supporting it.