On 25 June, 48 hours after the British vote for Brexit, Nicola Sturgeon was still full of courage to fight. The Scottish prime minister said no one can now dictate what is good for Scotland, and she is warning any future prime minister against interfering in a situation like this.
“I don’t think it is acceptable, in the context we are in, to dictate to Scotland how things run in that country. is warning against bringing.
Four months have passed since then, and it is becoming increasingly clear that music for Brexit is playing in many places – but not in Edinburgh.
The seat of the Scottish Territorial Government is now over fears that special Scottish interests will get under the Brexit rollers of Westminster and London.
Stephen Gethins, European policy spokesman for the ruling Scottish National Party SNP in parliament in Edinburgh, says: We take Theresa May at her word that our government and our parliament are involved.
“We take Theresa May at her word. She said the Scottish Government and the Scottish Parliament would be involved. The Scottish Parliament should have a say. And I hope Westminster doesn’t use its veto, which has already been said.” That they don’t exist to enforce it on the Scottish Parliament.”
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Westminster should not use its already controversial rights to impose anything on the Scottish Parliament. Ever since the British government veered towards a so-called hard Brexit, concerns have grown even more.
Stephen Gethins called on the government in London to provide more details and to respect the will of the Scottish people and the responsibility of the Scottish Parliament.
“The government needs to give us more details and respect the will of the Scottish people and the responsibility of the Scottish Parliament.”
But whether parliaments have to agree at all, and if so to what extent, is a heated debate these days. Theresa May wants to introduce a law to the House of Commons in London that would do away with membership rules from the 1970s. Scotland’s parliament, for example, will not be able to stop it, says Alan Page, a constitutional lawyer at the University of Dundee in Scotland.
“It could have denied its consent based on precise wording. But it could not block the law.”
It can refuse to give its assent and thus pretend that someone does not agree with it, says Page, but the Scottish Parliament cannot stop the suspension. It is in Westminster alone, and it requires a majority of parliamentarians there.
“He’s in Westminster, and that requires the majority of lawmakers there to do something.”
Stephen Gethins of the SNP points to a new and unique dimension of Brexit. You are going through one of the biggest constitutional crises with great repercussions for your motherland – and surely the Scottish Parliament should have something to say about it.
“We must not forget: we are passing through one of the greatest constitutional crises, with a major impact on the rights of the Scottish Parliament – and certainly the Scottish Parliament should have something to say about it.”
Stephen Gethins’ position would get a majority at the SNP conference in Glasgow. Whether he, the party and Prime Minister Sturgeon will be able to prevail is entirely open. In the Scottish Parliament, Gethins found only a brief formula for the whole situation.
“We don’t know if this is a soft or hard Brexit, but we do know that this Brexit is for dogs.”
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