UK Government Imposing Authority Over Holyrood
The ability of the Scottish Parliament to take decisions for the benefit of people in Scotland is being curtailed by the actions of the UK Government, Constitution Secretary Angus Robertson has said.
His comments follow a new paper setting out how the UK Government has imposed increasing control over devolved policy matters, against the wishes of the Scottish Parliament, since the Brexit referendum.
Before Brexit, Westminster governments had never passed new laws in devolved policy areas without the Scottish Parliament’s consent.
The current UK Government has now done so on nine occasions, with that number set to increase over the coming months.