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sturgeon scotland may vote to block brexit

Post by Nobby on Tue Jun 28, 2016 11:19 am

Nicola Sturgeon has suggested that the Scottish parliament could block the passage of legislation necessary for the UK to leave the EU.

In an interview with the Sunday Politics Scotland, she said that “of course” she would consider asking the Scottish parliament to vote down the legislative consent motions required for the legislation.

In her fifth major political interview of the morning, Scotland’s first minister told the show’s host, Gordon Brewer: “If the Scottish parliament is judging this on the basis of what’s right for Scotland, then the option of saying we’re not going to vote for something that’s against Scotland’s interests, that’s got to be on the table. You’re not going to vote for something that is not in Scotland’s interests.”

Asked if she could imagine the fury of English people who voted for Brexit if Scotland tried to block the UK leaving the EU, she said: “I can, but it’s perhaps similar to the fury of many people in Scotland right now as we face the prospect of being taken out of the EU against their will. I didn’t create these situations. I’m trying to navigate the best way forward through them.”

Adam Tomkins, leading constitutional law expert and newly elected Conservative MSP, made the point that Sturgeon’s words should be interpreted carefully, given that there was a huge difference between withholding consent and having a veto.

“Holyrood has no power to block Brexit. It is not clear that a legislative consent motion would be triggered by Brexit, but withholding consent is not the same as having the power to block. The Scottish parliament does not hold the legal power to block [the UK exiting the EU].”

He added that the Holyrood parliament was not powerless – for example, it could refuse to give its consent to changes to the devolution settlement required by Brexit – but that its power simply does not extend to having a veto.

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/jun/26/nicola-sturgeon-new-scottish-referendum-brexit
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Post by Nobby on Tue Jun 28, 2016 11:21 am

that woman is bad news if she wants independence then let her have it , it would save the UK a lot of money and what would they do when they have to pay for prescriptions lol . Never quite sure how that is fair when the rest of us have to pay and yet Wales and Scotland don't have to pay what a bloody cheat . Evil or Very Mad
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Post by Hornblower on Tue Jun 28, 2016 12:12 pm

agree but would the EU honestly want a small piece of land joining such as Scotland lol
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Post by cat woman on Tue Jun 28, 2016 2:18 pm

Hornblower wrote:agree but would the EU honestly want a small piece of land joining such as Scotland lol

That's right , but the woman is arrogant and is only concerned for her own gain pretty much like all politicians Rolling Eyes
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