Best pic for me – yon dholak style drums we’re banging! A peaceful march comes to an end. The biggest yet! The most multicultural I’ve seen too! The YES population on the move! #AUOBpic.twitter.com/0Caq4Qm0hq
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.
That is deliberate policy from some Brexiteers. In fact they want to turn the clock back to the 19th-century, when Scotland was known by some only as “North Britain”.
But in addition its hard to get the UK Tory Government to listen to any of Scotland’s concerns at this crucial time. Theresa May isn’t interested in what happens north of the Border and does her best to ignore us.