Iain Macwhirter Interview

305 3.00pm Tue 31 Jan 2017

Iain Macwhirter will be joining us at 3pm, 31st Jan 2017 to talk about his recent article: Lord Supreme are not another Parcel o’ Rogues

About this event

Iain Macwhirter will be joining us at 3pm, 31st Jan 2017 to talk about his recent article: Lord Supreme are not another Parcel o’ Rogues. They’ve done Scots a favour rejecting veto on A50 (link below). In his article he highlights the implications of the recent Lords’ ruling regarding the Scottish Parliament’s relationship to Westminster and the Brexit process. Macwhirter suggests: "So are the Lords Supreme just another Parcel o’ Rogues? Not at all. Scotland should thank their Lordships for making crystal clear what many suspected: namely that the Sewel Convention, under which Westminster supposedly refrains from ruling on devolved issues without the consent of the Scottish Parliament, is froth, mince, tripe, baloney and codswallop. It has no legal force. The clause in the 2016 Scotland Act, which supposedly placed Sewel on a “statutory footing”, was just there to fool the natives into thinking their Parliament”s powers were “entrenched” and irreversible. Holyrood’s legislative powers are clearly and explicitly on loan from Westminster and liable to be over-ridden as and when the UK Government chooses." See full article here: https://iainmacwhirter.wordpress.com/2017/01/28/lord-supreme-are-not-another-parcel-o-rogues-theyve-done-scots-a-favour-rejecting-veto-on-a50/

Speakers

Iain Macwhirter

Venue

Edinburgh EH3 9QL

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