Local MSP Maree Todd,SNP is calling on Tory MSPs Donald Cameron, Edward Mountain, and Jamie Halcro Johnston, and recently elected Tory MP Douglas Ross, to oppose the UK Tory Government’s attempts to use the EU Repeal Bill to strip Holyrood of powers.
Maree Todd said:
“Twenty years on since the referendum on devolution in Scotland, and the Tories are attempting an attack on the founding principles of devolution under the guise of the EU Repeal Bill.”
“The SNP wants a smooth transition as much as the UK government, however this should be achieved through negotiation, not imposition. And it must be achieved in a way that respects Scotland’s hard-won devolved powers. “
“I call on Tory MSPs Donald Cameron, Edward Mountain, Jamie Halcro Johnston, and in particular Douglas Ross MP – who left the Scottish Parliament for the UK one – to challenge any attempts at a naked power-grab on the devolved administrations by the Tories in Westminster during the withdrawal process from the EU, and to make clear their opposition to this Bill which sets out to undermine our national parliament.”