The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: a focus on devolution
Among the various issues addressed by the Government’s European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, one that has generated considerable publicity is how Brexit will impact on devolved powers.
Devolution update: continuing questions over Scotland and Ireland
Following the result of the EU referendum last June, questions were immediately raised regarding Scottish devolution and the future of the UK’s relationship with Ireland.
The Supreme Court rules on Article 50
The Supreme Court has handed down judgment in the UK Government’s appeal against the earlier decision of the High Court that parliamentary approval is needed to give notice under Article 50.
Scotland’s place in Europe
The Scottish Government has published a paper, Scotland’s Place in Europe. In this paper the Scottish Government sets out its position following the result of the UK’s referendum on the EU.
Article 50 appeal heads to the Supreme Court – and a new challenge on the horizon
The hearing of the UK Government’s appeal against the High Court’s recent decision that Article 50 cannot be triggered without Parliamentary approval is due to commence on December 5.
Devolution once again part of the discussion
Over the past two weeks, the issue of devolution has once again featured in the Brexit debate.
Could Scotland block Brexit?
Following calls for a further referendum on Scottish independence in light of the vote to leave the European Union, a question has arisen as to whether the Scottish Parliament could block the UK’s departure.
What next for devolution?
Immediately following the result of the EU referendum, there were calls from the Scottish National Party for another referendum on Scottish independence as 62 per cent of voters in Scotland voted to remain.