Alex Massie Alex Massie

A Brexit ‘power grab’ could play into the SNP’s hands

The stramash between Theresa May’s government in London and Nicola Sturgeon’s ministry in Edinburgh over the need for the devolved parliaments to consent to the UK government’s EU withdrawal bill is, as the wags say, the world’s most boring constitutional crisis. So much so, indeed, that many voters in Scotland – to say nothing of elsewhere in the realm – remain splendidly indifferent to it. 

The Scottish parliament yesterday refused to give its consent to the withdrawal bill.

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