So, not the law either then

In other words, when it has been decided that a devolved nation has the right to decide on an issue then its consent is sought to Westminster legislation if it relates to that area of activity. There is, of course, a corollary. Because we now have EVEL – English Votes on English Law – Scottish MPs cannot vote on English legislation. So, Scotland is ring fenced from English decision making. Legal Consent Motions might be seen as ring fencing English MPs from Scottish decisions.

And in that case, and because Brexit very clearly does impact Scotland in ways Scotland may not want then of course it is right that Scotland must have the right of veto in this issue. Without EVEL I would find that vey hard to justify. But Cameron demanded EVEL. And his party has to live with the consequences. Whether or not we leave the EU may be down to Scotland. And it’s all Cameron’s fault.

Note the leap there. From “has a right to decide upon” to “should have the right to decide.”

The Scottish P gets to vote on things which we have already decided the Scottish P should get a vote on, even if the legislation is going through Westminster. Is Brexit already a devolved issue?

Nope…..

7 comments on “So, not the law either then

  1. And in that case, and because Brexit very clearly does impact Scotland in ways Scotland may not want then of course it is right that Scotland must have the right of veto in this issue.

    “It is right …” Is it? Scottish MPs clearly get a vote – it isn’t “English Law”. But, apart from the fact it’s the same four letters, and the idiot may have merely scrambled them, it’s a long way from “vote” to “veto”.

  2. The Scottish electorate participated in the referendum. Scottish MP’s voted on the bill to trigger Art. 50.

    Why is this difficult?

  3. OMG – is this the tuberous apotheosis?

    But it’s the principle that matters here – not the reality

    This is the argument that equates to “…and with one bound, he was free!”

  4. The tosspot seems to be making a very good case for the entire nation’s electorate getting to vote on Jockish independence. For whether the Jockisters get it or not certainly affects activity in England. You pay their f***ing bills out of your taxes. Is he prepared for Jockland to be slung out of the Union, on its ear?

  5. Incidentally, does anyone poll the English on Jockish independence? Or is this never to be mentioned territory? my feeling’s the “put the boot behind them” constituency is large & growing.

  6. “the “put the boot behind them” constituency is large & growing”

    Of course it is, it is a tactic being used successfully by the recent SNP leadership to create exactly this dislike in England, if not outright hatred.

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