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SCOTLAND’S 13 Tory MPs chose pleasing Theresa May over standing up for their constituents in the Commons last night, when they voted for Whitehall’s “naked power grab” from Holyrood.
During the final stages of EU withdrawal Bill, the Tories refused to vote with all other Scottish MPs to back a Labour amendment which would have meant powers repatriated from Brussels after Brexit would have come to Scotland.
Instead they stood by the Bill’s controversial Clause 11, which means all powers repatriated from the EU go straight to London – even if they are in devolved areas. This was despite concerns from party colleagues in Holyrood.
Tories under fire for failure to back devolution amendment to EU Withdrawal Bill
THE SNP HAS accused Scottish Tory MPs of an “abdication of duty” to protect the devolution settlement after a Commons vote on a Labour and SNP backed amendment to the EU Withdrawal Bill.
Scottish Conservative MPs have voted against an amendment to Clause 11 of the EU withdrawal bill which protected the devolution settlement.
The amendment aimed to stop the EU Withdrawal Bill so that it could be changed to ensure EU powers over devolved competencies in areas as fisheries and farming would transfer directly to Scottish Parliament.
The bill was opposed by both the Scottish and Welsh governments.