SUPREME COURT RULING: ALBA REACTION
MACASKILL CONDEMNS FULL SCALE ASSAULT ON THE POWERS OF
THE SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT
TIME FOR SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT TO ACT ON INDEPENDENCE
Responding to today’s ruling by the Supreme Court ALBA Party Depute Leader Kenny MacAskill MP said:
“ This was always going to be the outcome and is the inevitable consequence of Devolution. It is the reason why we need Independence.
“ This ruling is a full scale assault on the powers of the Scottish Parliament denying as it does the power over children’s rights laid down in the UN Convention on the rights of the Child and in legislation passed unanimously by the Scottish Parliament.
“ If ever there was an argument for Independence this is it. Instead of yet more grand standing from the Scottish Government we need action.
“Only Independence can defend the Scottish people and the Scottish Parliament. If the former adviser to Theresa May thinks that the mandate for an Independence Referendum is ‘cast iron’ isn’t it time that the Scottish Government got serious about implementing that mandate instead of continuing to give Boris Johnson a veto over Scotland’s future and isn’t it way past time that they ramped up the case for Independence?”