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Lords Supreme are not another Parcel o’ Rogues. They’ve done Scots a favour rejecting veto on A50.

The Scottish Parliament looks like being the first institution on the Brexit casualty list. After last week’s landmark ruling by the Supreme Court, Westminster has rightly been restored to its proper place at the very apex of the British constitution, source of all legislative authority. However, in the process,  Holyrood’s lawmaking powers have been revealed … Continue reading

Now MPs are getting their act together on Brexit, time for Holyrood’s parties to follow.

BETTER late than never, MPs in Westminster have started to get their act together over Brexit. It’s a month since Theresa May made clear she intended to push Article 50 through under pre-democratic powers of Royal Prerogative. It seemed obvious that by-passing Parliament raised questions about executive power and parliamentary sovereignty. But a lack of … Continue reading

You’ll have had your legislative consent. Holyrood will not get a vote on Great Repeal Bill.

The UK government is making clear that it believes the Scottish parliament has no say over the Brexit process because it is about foreign affairs and the constitution, both of which are reserved powers to Westminster.  That will never fly. Repealing the 1972 European Communities Act will directly affect Holyrood’s powers, not just because Brussels … Continue reading

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