Scotland refused to support the bill on Brexit

Scotland refused to support the bill on Brexit

Scotland refused to support the bill on Brexit

The Holyrood vote was held after months of talks between the Scottish and United Kingdom governments failed to reach an agreement over the EU Withdrawal Bill - although the Welsh government dropped its opposition after striking a deal.

Although the Scottish parliament has no veto over the bill, the refusal to give consent sets up an unprecedented constitutional clash between Edinburgh and London, complicating British Prime Minister Theresa May's plans for Brexit.

The three-day Scottish Rural Parliament will take place in Stranraer in Dumfries and Galloway on November 14-16, the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced.

Legally speaking, Scotland can't do much about Brexit.

The EU Withdrawal Bill returns to the House of Lords for its final reading on Wednesday, after which it will return to the House of Commons for reconsideration by MPs.

"I think this is a reasonable, a sensible way forward - the Welsh government, and now the Welsh Assembly including Labour and Liberal Democrat members of the Welsh Assembly, agree with that". It also risks playing into the hands of the nationalists who are trying to build a case for another independence referendum.

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"The danger if I am being less optimistic, or pessimistic, is that the whole process crashes before [a deal] can emerge because time is running out and the clock is ticking", Sturgeon said on Monday. "But the government might ultimately feel it has no alternative".

Scotland voted to remain in the European Union after voting to stay a part of the U.K.in a referendum in 2014.

The Scottish Parliament has voted to deny consent for the EU Withdrawal Bill, which is now going through national parliament in London.

Mr Findlay said: "He has no understanding of Scotland or Scottish politics". "If the constitutional issue becomes about devolution and not about independence, then that helps them and not the Conservatives". The UK ceded more autonomy as part of promises made during 2014's independence referendum campaign.

In the end, deputies supported the decision on disagreement with the British bill of Brexit 93 votes, against 30.

The Scottish Parliament and Westminster have been at loggerheads for months over how to manage European Union powers that will return to Britain after Brexit, including over state aid for industry, genetically modified crops policy, fishing quotas and farm subsidies, after ministers in London made a series of concessions brokered by the Scottish Conservatives.

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