Following the Scottish Parliament elections in May last year, the Scottish Government has made clear its intention to hold a referendum on independence. To do so it is necessary for the Scottish Parliament to have the legal power to legislate, and authorise spending arrangements, for such a referendum. It is the view of the UK Government that the Scottish Parliament does not have that legal power.Aye well, we'll see ...
10 January 2012
Quote of the day
From the UK Government's consultation paper (here):