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Nicola Sturgeon says she will veto Brexit

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BritBrit Sun 26-Jun-16 12:57:13

Nicola Sturgeon says she will use the Scottish Parliament to try & veto the UK leaving the EU!!! Someone should tell her the Scottish Parliament has no such power & that Westminster control if Scotland ever has a 2nd Independence referendum. Time to dissolve the Scottish Parliament?

Whisky2014 Sun 26-Jun-16 12:58:02

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Kimononono Sun 26-Jun-16 13:01:31

She is just doing crazy talk and I'm losing respect for her, the threat she used about talking to Sadiq Khan made me look at her in a differnt light.

Why would she think she is even able to do that? Ive always though she was great and was a supporter but now I'm a bit hmm

Kimononono Sun 26-Jun-16 13:02:27

It really shows s persons true colours when they start issuing threats.

FuzzyOwl Sun 26-Jun-16 13:02:45

She doesn't have the power to do that, no matter how much she might want to.

scarlets Sun 26-Jun-16 13:04:04

Let her get on with it if she thinks she can pull it off.

dangerrabbit Sun 26-Jun-16 13:05:20

Shame I see where she is coming from but scottish parliament doesn't have that kind of control...I think a second independence referendum will be triggered and I would certainly vote for independence now if I was lucky enough to live in Scotland.

MajesticWhine Sun 26-Jun-16 13:06:08

Go Nicola. I hope she can do it. Our only hope to save the UK and the City of London.

RebootYourEngine Sun 26-Jun-16 13:07:10

I dont know why she keeps moaning about it.

Not everyone is scotland wants to be in the eu or independent from the uk. A lot of people i know who voted leave at the last scottish referendum will vote stay this time.

Madbengalmum Sun 26-Jun-16 13:07:28

Well good luck to her with that one.

cosmicglittergirl Sun 26-Jun-16 13:13:03

I can see her point and share her feelings, but Scotland voted to remain in the UK and the U.K. Has voted to leave the EU. Not sure she can announce Scotland will leave.

99GBPChargeToUseMyPostsJournos Sun 26-Jun-16 13:14:01

She has been elected to the Scottish Government to look after the affairs of the Scottish people. Scotland voted remain.

She would not be doing her job if she just ignored that result and didn't do what she can to protect the interests of her electorate.

Northern Ireland should be watching with interest too.


The role of the devolved legislatures in implementing the withdrawal

70. We asked Sir David whether he thought the Scottish Parliament would have
to give its consent to measures extinguishing the application of EU law in
Scotland. He noted that such measures would entail amendment of section
29 of the Scotland Act 1998, which binds the Scottish Parliament to act in a
manner compatible with EU law, and he therefore believed that the Scottish
Parliament’s consent would be required.83 He could envisage certain political
advantages being drawn from not giving consent.84
71. We note that the European Communities Act is also entrenched in the
devolution settlements of Wales and Northern Ireland. Though we have
taken no evidence on this specific point, we have no reason to believe that
the requirement for legislative consent for its repeal would not apply to all the
devolved nations

Bardolino Sun 26-Jun-16 13:24:47

Actually, she may have a case. Paragraphs 70 and 71 of House of Lords European Committee Report, May 2016 seem to suggest that all the devolved parliaments would have to vote to agree to Brexit in order to comply with European law.

Bardolino Sun 26-Jun-16 13:25:29


Kennington Sun 26-Jun-16 13:30:31

Well she obviously has to put Scotland's interests first however she doesn't have a veto, per se, so it sounds odd. Plus the EU don't support Scottish seperatism because they don't want the same issues to flair up in Spain.

Kimononono Sun 26-Jun-16 13:41:15

It's absolute craziness that people who vote for the rights to vote then go through every bit of legislation and loop hole to counter act the way the majority voted.

It just goes to show that actually democracy doesn't matter to a lot of people of it isn't in there intrests

Kimononono Sun 26-Jun-16 13:41:48

if and their

99GBPChargeToUseMyPostsJournos Sun 26-Jun-16 13:57:54


Scotland is a country in it's own right. The majority there voted to remain. If democracy matters to you so much then surely you see it is undemocratic for the Scottish people to be pulled out of the EU despite the democratic vote.

No-one in Scotland is saying that England should stay in (although I know many English that are!). Ms Sturgeon is doing her job to look after the democratic rights of the people that elected her.

Spain is a different issue. Catalonia is not a separate country.

originalmavis Sun 26-Jun-16 13:59:21

You've got to admire her balls. Better than cut and run Cameron .

RiceCrispieTreats Sun 26-Jun-16 14:05:28

So if I understand, what that means is:

- UK government invokes Article 50, OR Westminster votes to mandate Government to invoke Article 50.

- This triggers a vote in the Scottish Parliament on whether to give their consent to a repeal of the European Communities Act.

- Scottish Parliament votes against the repeal.

- Sturgeon calls for indyref2, and/or obtains massive concessions from Westminster in a gigantic constitutional overhaul.

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