Brexit constitutional wrangles continue

On 23rd and 24th July, Scotland’s Lord Advocate James Wolffe QC went to court to argue with the the UK’s law officer Lord Keen about Brexit.

What was in discussion was whether the Scottish Parliament’s Continuity Bill was within their competence or whether MSPs had stretched the Parliament’s boundaries too far.

The court also heard from a lawyer for the Welsh government, who said the Lord Keen’s arguments were “wrong and incoherent”. And Northern Ireland’s attorney general intervened to praise the Scottish bill as “elegantly and adroitly drafted”.

The outcome of the case will not be known until the Autumn.

For more information on the Continuity Bill, read the Civil Society Brexit Project briefing here.

 

 

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