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UK Gov to take Scottish Parliament to court over children’s rights


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“The UK government is to challenge parts of two bills passed by the Scottish Parliament. 

MSPs unanimously approved the bills relating to children's rights and local government last month. 

But UK ministers are concerned the legislation could place obligations on them and, if so, would be beyond the scope of Holyrood's devolved powers. 

The UK government is referring both to the UK Supreme Court for a ruling. 

It means they will not receive royal assent, which allows them to become laws, until the UK's highest court has considered the challenge. 

One of the bills incorporates the European Charter of Local Self-Government into Scots law, while the other seeks to incorporate the incorporate the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).

After every bill is passed by the Scottish Parliament there is a four-week period where the UK government can consider whether to use powers in the Scotland Act 1998 to challenge the planned law.”

Source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-56725145

I’m so disgusted at the Westminster Government. They are trying to undermine the democracy of the Scottish Parliament especially when it comes to children’s rights. 

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HEARTSTOP

Good thing that, soon enough, they won't have a say anymore.

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1 minute ago, HEARTSTOP said:

Good thing that, soon enough, they won't have a say anymore.

Here’s hoping 

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If the Scottish Parliament is acting beyond its legal power then the UK Gov is right to do this. We can support independence and still acknowledge that at the moment, this is a legislative overreach by the Scottish Parliament and use it as yet another example where Scotland should have authority but doesn’t  

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