dls wrote:When the Scottish Parliament was creaed it was given many powers. Many other powers were specifically reserved to the UK parliament. Included among them are the power to hold a referendum.
Any referendum, or specifically an independence referendum? Where in the acts is it set out?
Believing thst because she stamps her feet London must jump entirely begs the question.
She was democratically elected to represent Scotland. She has a much greater mandate to stamp for Scotland than the Former Home Secretary has to stamp for England.
And again, no question has been put, and you cannot assume a constitutional crisis because a question whch has not yet been put has not been answered...
An answer has been given: Scotland may not have an independence referendum. But you misunderstand my assumption: I don't assume a constitutional crisis because of the results of Indyref2 (I don't like that name, but it is convenient); I assume a constitutional crisis because constitutional convention has been ignored.
That the crisis hasn't happened yet is not the relevant point: it should be a constitutional requirement to avert a clearly predicted crisis rather than exacerbate it.
Take me to your lizard...