“a government that tried to temporarily shut down its own Parliament for political expediency wouldn’t think twice about shutting down someone else’s for the same nefarious reasons.”
“So, “Devolution has been a Disaster” according to our current Prime Minister, Boris Johnston, but a few days later it was “Ah no that’s not quite what I meant! I really meant… and so the excuses are rolled out.”
This is no longer just a question of yes and no. It is, rather, a question of whether we want a fully functioning, vibrant Scottish democracy with every available power – or direct rule from a political culture at odds with our worldview, democratic culture, aspirations, health and economic wellbeing.
The amendments which were inserted into the Bill by the House of Lords were intended to protect the Devolution settlement
“You can have devolution or you can have Brexit. But you cannot have both.”
Time is marching on and there is less than a year before the UK leaves the EU on March 29th 2019.
Why had 3000 people gathered at Holyrood on a blustery Friday in March?
“The whole point of the Union project is to prevent any economic activity that benefits Scotland and increases our ability to be independent and gives us confidence to run our own country. “
“there must be urgent and meaningful discussion between us to try to agree a UK position and therefore enable our European partners to respond.”
“The current Scottish Parliament was established on 6th May 1999 because the Scots wanted one”