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 oâ€™ Rogues
Iain Macwhirter will be joining us at 3pm, 31st Jan 2017 to talk about his recent article: Lord Supreme are not another Parcel oâ€™ Rogues. Theyâ€™ve done Scots a favour rejecting veto on A50 (link below). In his article he highlights the implications of the recent Lordsâ€™ ruling regarding the Scottish Parliamentâ€™s relationship to Westminster and the Brexit process. Macwhirter suggests: "So are the Lords Supreme just another Parcel oâ€™ 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 â€œstatutory footingâ€, was just there to fool the natives into thinking their Parliamentâ€s powers were â€œentrenchedâ€ and irreversible. Holyroodâ€™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/
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