The SNP leader said the lord advocate – Scotland’s most senior law officer – would lodge the application as soon as the UK government lodged its own appeal. Having been granted leave to intervene, she said, the lord advocate would then set out the relevant legal arguments. The Scottish government had legal counsel attending the previous article 50 hearing throughout as an observer. … [Read more...] about Scottish government to intervene in article 50 case, says Sturgeon
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'As a proud member of the UK high street, we remain committed to the role Costa plays in supporting the economic recovery of the country, but today I want to say a huge thank you to all of our team members that are affected by this announcement and we will be supporting you throughout this process.' … [Read more...] about Pizza Express will shut 73 of its 449 restaurants – one in six of its UK sites – with 1,100 jobs under threat as cost saving plans are approved by creditors
The oft-cited example is that if the UK government did a trade deal with the US which allowed the importation of chlorine-washed chicken to England, the proposed rulebook means it would have to be allowed in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland too. UK ministers insist they would not do such a deal, and want to maintain high standards. … [Read more...] about What is the row over UK ‘internal markets’ all about?
'Respect devolution'Mr Russell said he was still hopeful that an agreement could be struck with UK ministers over the EU Withdrawal Bill, which would render the Holyrood bill unneeded - but warned that the Westminster bill in its current form is "incompatible with the devolution settlement". … [Read more...] about MSPs pass Scottish alternative Brexit legislation
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