It is not for the pro-independence side of the constitutional divide to establish the competence of the Scottish Parliament. It is for the other side to make the case against our right of self-determination.
It seems that it has never occurred to Martin Keatings that if the Scottish Government and Parliament have never asked the question of whether the Scottish Parliament can legislate for a referendum without permission from Westminster there might be a good reason for that. Nor does he see the glaring contradiction in his own position. … Continue reading Pointless proceedings
With all the considerable respect that is due to Andrew Tickell, I will make so bold as to suggest that while he brings a legal mind to bear on this matter, I bring a certain capacity for analytical thinking on the political ramifications rather than the strictly legal ones. I would venture to put this perspective 'out there' for consideration.