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Discussion in 'Personal' started by nomad, Sep 11, 2019.
I'm surprised, but they made no order to stop the prorogation: they have said that the final decision must be made by the Supreme Court (end of next week).
I'll delete mine, as you got in first!!
Quite right too! Well done the Scots!
The Scots have a long history of standing up to Tory spheriods.
Well done to Joanna Cherry and her team. I wonder what will happen at the Supreme Court though...
The law, of course, is impartial......
Some more detailed coverage here:
Twitter thread from David Allen Green, commentator and contributing editor of the Financial Times:
"On the astonishing Scots law case. Some general points - Scots law is different, sometimes very different to the law of England and Wales This includes a different approach to constitutional law matters. That is why the Scottish court is able to take a different view on the legality of prorogation to that of the English high court. English constitutional law has been contaminated for a century by the parliamentary absolutism of Victorian jurist AV Dicey. Scots law is free of that. This means something which is unconstitutional can also be unlawful in Scotland, even if held to be lawful by High Court in London (Same in theory with Northern Irish courts) That is why I and others would have put the chances of the action succeeding in London as zero. And that is why cannily the action was launched in Scotland, where judges and the law would be far more receptive.
So huge kudos to@joannaccherry and other parliamentarians for taking this case forward And congratulations to @JolyonMaugham, with whom I often disagree, for his important role in bringing this case."
IF Brexit happens, I can see a number of English people moving to Scotland. Such a sensible country in many ways. If only you could get rid of the midges!
I would hope they erect stocks outside parliament and sentence the entire cabinet to a week in them while we can still get fresh fruit and vegetables.
I’m holding out hope that my Scots parent will entitle me to an EU passport when the union breaks up.
And the cold. And the rain. And the short days and long nights in winter. And The Sturgeon ...
I have a Scottish surname - hoping that will do (no ancestral connections, as far as I know. )
At least she got a sensible job after The Krankies split up!
UK government is predicated on separation of powers. That’s why this political decision is terrible. We’ll end up like the states where judges become political appointments.
And Australian actors of dubious mind prancing around all day in a kilt slagging off the English.
(My Scottish friends still want to kill me when I say I thought Mad Max did a great Scottish accent....I still do to be fair to him!)
I'm afraid you show ignorance of the meaning of "separation of powers". The fact that Bojob will have to follow the law is the "separation of powers". It is not a political decision by the Scottish courts but the fundamental protection of our democracy. And to say anything else is just self serving spin.