Brexit has taught us that the UK was never a union of equals

The Sewel Convention makes it clear that the UK Government CANNOT legislate in devolved areas, without the consent of the devolved parliament.

Ian Blackford in the House of Commons

The UK Government has TORN UP the devolution settlement, by ignoring the vote in the Scottish Parliament to not consent to the EU Withdrawal Bill. The Scottish Parliament voted 93 votes to 30 against the bill, therefore did not consent.

This decision to ignore the will of the Scottish people also contravenes 'The Claim of Right 1989' - legislation that recognises that the people of Scotland are sovereign.

During the Brexit process, the British government have been forced to respect the Irish government's position, since Irish MEP's are very influential in the EU.  On a side note, if Scotland was an independent country, it too could protect it's position as a member state of the European Union if it so wishes - however, as a third state of the United Kingdom, it is unable to do so.

The issue of the Irish border, is the reason that Theresa May's Brexit deal has not yet saw the light of day.  And while anyone with a degree of sanity would recognise the importance of the Irish border being an extremely important issue (some Tories don't see it as that important), it still proves that in this process, Scotland's position really has been simply disregarded.

The Scottish Parliament has since passed votes, very decisively in fact, often with cross party support, votes that have then been cast aside by the British government almost instantaneously, without even a moment's thought.

So again, we go back to 'The Claim of Right 1989' and 'The Sewel Convention' - legal acts that protect the sovereign will of the people of Scotland - legal acts that are being ignored and cast aside by a British government that's intent on inflicting it's will upon Scotland, without the consent of the Scottish people.

If ever there was a time that the people of Scotland should assert their rights, the time is now.  

Ian Blackford told the House of Commons in June this year...

"The Claim of Right acknowledges the sovereign right of the Scottish people to determine the form of government best suited to their needs and the obligation on elected representatives that in all our actions and deliberations, the interests of the people of Scotland shall be paramount. 
"The Claim of Right is not simply a historical document but it is a fundamental principle that underpins the democracy and constitutional framework of Scotland. 
"The 1989 Claim functioned as a declaration of intent on the sovereignty of the Scottish People. 
"It set the constitutional convention which ten years later saw the people vote in a referendum for the re-establishment of the Scottish Parliament. 
"A parliament that this UK Government now seeks to undermine and ignore."

The SNP are the only party in Scotland that currently holds a position to legally challenge the British government's position, and now, it would appear that the moment for meaningful action has arrived, in order to unite the people of Scotland behind this cause.


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