From Reuters, yesterday:
‘The Scottish government said on Wednesday it was preparing legislation that would ensure legal continuity in Scotland after Brexit as a fall-back option in case it fails to reach agreement with Prime Minister Theresa May on her exit plan. Scottish ministers are unhappy with several elements of May’s approach to legally enacting Britain’s exit from the European Union, including the way that powers reclaimed from Brussels will be distributed back to Scotland. The Scottish government has said it is not willing to give its consent until concerns about devolution are addressed. With that in mind, Scotland’s ministers said they wanted to start contingency planning by preparing the Scottish parliament for the introduction of its own bill designed to ensure legal continuity after leaving the EU.’
This is, in the main, an attempt to prevent any power grab, by Westmonster, of the 111 devolved powers currently held by the EU. Allegedly, due to the lack spine or commitment of the Secretary of State, David Muddle, the porn investigation into Demon Greene and the Christmas hols, the EU (Withdrawal) Bill will go to the House of Lords for final scrutiny without amendments to protect devolution. There are of course no SNP lords.
I’m looking forward to hearing Nicola’s reaction and to seeing her face as she attempts to send them all to the naughty step. She’ll tell them!
Seriously though, this conflict can only strengthen the Yes campaign as even BBC Scotland News cannot hope to hide this scandalous show of contempt for Scotland, leaving us even more bitter together.