The Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has sought to entrench her insistence that 111 executive powers currently exercised by the European Union in Brussels should come under the control of the regional Scottish Government when Britain exits the European Union.
#Herald #Michael_Settle #Continuity_Bill " #Nicola_Sturgeon dug her heels in, insisting she would “not compromise” on what she sees as the principle of devolution; that all 111 powers and responsibilities being transferred from Brussels post Brexit should go directly to Holyrood— Peter Curran (@moridura) March 6, 2018
Last week the Scottish First Minister had indicated to the BBC that the country's Parliament was likely to a reject a proposal from Westminster that would have involved the London Government itself developing a UK-wide system for how post-Brexit powers should be exercised among the different countries, saying this would restrict their authority and undermine the process of devolution that has granted countries such as Scotland greater autonomy.
Calls for greater devolution of power to Edinburgh has recently come from the unlikely source of the Conservatives' leader in Scotland, Ruth Davidson. Since the latter decades of the twentieth century, successive British governments have used the creation of sub-national parliaments with limited power in the UK's constituent nations to ward off more radical calls for independence.