Scotland set to vote against Brexit bill

17 May, 2018, 07:07 | Author: Orlando Hughes
  • Scottish Parliament poised to reject EU Withdrawal Bill amid devolution row

However, their refusal to give consent sets up an unprecedented constitutional clash between Edinburgh and Westminster and complicates UK Prime Minister Teresa May's Brexit plan.

Mr Findlay said: "He has no understanding of Scotland or Scottish politics".

Britain as a whole voted in June 2016 to leave the European Union, but Scotland voted to remain.

Britain's Secretary of State for Scotland David Mundell speaks at the Conservative Party's conference in Manchester Thomson Reuters LONDON (Reuters) - The Scottish parliament refused consent for Britain's flagship Brexit legislation on Tuesday, pushing Britain into constitutionally uncharted territory as London presses ahead with the bill regardless.

"It would be a big moment in terms of the relationship between Westminster and Holyrood as this has never happened before and I don't think anyone wants to reach that point", said Akash Paun, senior fellow at the Institute for Government in London.

Ms. May had pledged to seek a Brexit that works for all the U.K.'s nations, but Scotland - which voted to remain in the European Union in the referendum - is accusing her of a power grab.

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The Scottish Parliament voted by a margin of 93 to 30 not to grant a Legislative Consent Motion (LCM) to the keynote Brexit legislation following the First Minister's warnings that it would lead to a Westminster "power grab". The prime minister briefed Conservative backbenchers on Monday about the two options her ministers are considering: a customs partnership which see Britain collecting tariffs on behalf of the EU; and a combination of technological and administrative measures created to diminish friction on a UK-EU customs border.

The Guardian said Conservative Party sources suggested May is likely to push the legislation through the House of Commons without Scottish parliament's consent.

At issue is a bitter dispute between Westminster and Holyrood over powers now held by Brussels, which the SNP wants devolved after Brexit.

The SNP remains at loggerheads with May over whether powers returning to the United Kingdom post-Brexit should be held by Westminster or be sent to Holyrood.

The UK government has the authority to simply impose the Brexit legislation on Scotland, "even if that is politically problematic [as] it would overturn 20 years of constitutional convention and precedent", she added.

The three-day Scottish Rural Parliament will take place in Stranraer in Dumfries and Galloway on November 14-16, the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced.

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