Scottish Parliament

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Scottish Parliament

by virtue of the Scotland Act 1998, there is a devolved Scottish Parliament as of 1 July 1999. It has at least all the powers of a big local authority (with a tax raising power it has not exercised, yet) and all the pomp, officials and expense of a sovereign parliament. Since its creation it has banned fox hunting and smoking.
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We saw it when the UK Government failed to bring forward amendments to the Brexit Bill to protect Scottish devolution, despite all their promises.
The sheer size of it - more than 33,000 signatures - and the enormous response to our 24-hour survey show the strength of public feeling for protecting Scottish devolution after Brexit.
In retrospect, Scottish devolution was like a puppet show, where the magic works if you can suspend disbelief and ignore the strings.
I WAS surprised, during the runup and subsequent fall-out of the referendum, that there was no reference made to the requirement of the Scottish Devolution Referendum of 1979, that a minimum threshold of 40% of the total electorate (those that can and do vote, plus those that can vote but don't) had to be met for a vote to carry.
I WAS surprised, during the run-up and subsequent fall-out of the recent UK Referendum on EU Membership, that there was no reference made to the requirement of the Scottish Devolution Referendum of 1979, that a minimum threshold of 40% of the total electorate (those that can and do vote, plus those that can vote but don't) had to be met for a vote to carry.
He subsequently served on the Smith Commission which outlined the principles and detail of the new Scottish devolution measures.
Speaking on the steps of No 10, he said he would press ahead with the further Scottish devolution promised by the Westminster parties during the independence referendum campaign "as fast as I can".
The Bruit and Scottish devolution debates might influence the path of the pound quicker than we think.
Tierney S, 'Giving with One Hand: Scottish Devolution within a Unitary State' [2007] International Journal of Constitutional Law
The SNP launch came as David Cameron pledged that a future Conservative Government would make sure there are no "unforeseen detrimental consequences" as a result of Welsh and Scottish devolution for the rest of the country.

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