The Scottish government is to outline plans to amend the legislation taking the UK out of the European Union. The Scottish and Welsh governments call the EU withdrawal bill currently under consideration at Westminster a power grab of devolved responsibilities, and have worked together to draw up amendments as a direct challenge to the UK government's legislation.Add your comment!
The people of Catalonia should determine its future, the Scottish government has said. The region's government has insisted a referendum on independence from Spain will go ahead on 1 October. Madrid has vowed to block the vote, saying it is unconstitutional.15 comments
Scotland's Brexit minister has called for a radical shift in how the UK government deals with the devolved nations. Michael Russell urged greater involvement from the Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish administrations in the Brexit process claiming Scottish ministers have not been consulted on several key papers.
Carwyn Jones has said there is some way to go before the Welsh Government can support the Brexit bill transferring EU law to Parliament. It follows what the first minister called a useful first meeting with Damian Green, Theresa May's deputy.
Kezia Dugdale has resigned as the leader of the Scottish Labor, claiming it was time to pass on the baton. Ms Dugdale insisted she had not been forced to relinquish the role, despite claims supporters of Jeremy Corbyn wanted her out.
Scotland First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has given a cautious welcome to a change of emphasis from Labour on Brexit, which has said it would advocate the UK remaining within the EU's single market and the customs union for a transitional period.
The Gold Coast 2018 Queen’s Baton Relay (QBR) arrived in Scotland, marking the 42nd stop on its global tour in the build-up to next year’s Commonwealth Games in Australia. The Baton arrived from England and previously from the Falkland Islands (12 to 15 August).
The Scottish and Welsh first ministers have agreed to work together on amendments to the Brexit repeal Bill which they said is an “unashamed move to centralize decision-making power in Westminster”.
Scottish and Welsh environment ministers are to meet to co-ordinate opposition to Brexit legislation. The two administrations fear the Westminster government is planning to take over powers which are currently devolved, but exercised in Brussels.
The possibility of releasing new powers to Holyrood after Brexit will be discussed in talks between the UK and Scottish ministers scheduled for this Wednesday. First Secretary of State Damian Green will meet Deputy First Minister John Swinney and Scotland's Brexit Minister Michael Russell in Edinburgh.