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15-05-2018, 21:55   #1
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Scottish Parliament rejects Brexit

https://www.theguardian.com/politics...al-bill-brexit

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The Scottish parliament has voted against Theresa May’s Brexit legislation by a large margin, putting the UK on the brink of a major constitutional dispute.
Well this has just turned interesting.
Well done Scotland. Well deserved kick against the shin to the Brexiteers
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15-05-2018, 21:59   #2
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Does this mean that Scotland are now bullying England too?
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15-05-2018, 22:00   #3
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While it's another headache for Mrs May, in practice it's of little consequence.
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15-05-2018, 22:01   #4
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Yeah, that will show...whoever needs to be shown the thing.
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15-05-2018, 22:03   #5
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Even if it's only symbolic, but being subsequently overruled and having their decision ignored by the Brits won't sit well with the Scots.
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15-05-2018, 22:05   #6
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Longshanks was right all along.

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15-05-2018, 22:06   #7
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Dinnae want Brexit eh. I'll choose this and this from the menu sir - but not that.

oh well a parliament that powerful should keep voting

I mean there's the middle east to be sorted for starters.

Nae stopping them laddies noo there's no'

It's just a talking shop pal - and believe it or not - it's the Scottish people themselves who are the very ones who wanted to keep it that way.

Nobody's shins got hurt in the casting of this vote.
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15-05-2018, 22:08   #8
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This can be overridden by westminster and it will be. Scotland may have a devolved parliament but is still part of the uk and subject to uk laws.
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This can be overridden by westminster and it will be. Scotland may have a devolved parliament but is still part of the uk and subject to uk laws.
The problem is that the SNP have already been agitatating for a 2nd Indyref over the whole Brexit Fiasco and simply railroading Little Englands failing brexit agenda through without getting their agreement is exactly the kind of political bomb that would create the conditions for a Breakup of the UK.
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I would see it as a minor issue compared to some of the ones currently facing them on Brexit. Since last year's election May's been clawing onto power by her fingernails, and something is going to give unless the Brexiteers back off a bit. They all know it is likely to be a bigger disaster if Corbyn gets in. I guess there is a chance of another election with the Lib Dems potentially holding the balance, which could provide a get-out. However if that does happen the UK would become much more polarised virtually overnight. I'm struggling to see a soft landing whichever way this turns out
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Even if it's only symbolic, but being subsequently overruled and having their decision ignored by the Brits won't sit well with the Scots.
They are 'Brits'.
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15-05-2018, 23:36   #12
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it's fantastic news, if only a symbolic act as it will have no actual effect in real terms. still, anything that says no to brexit nonsense, symbolic or not is a good thing.
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Unions of country's are bad, so surely the UK should disband............

Scotxit, wexit, nixit?
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Unions of country's are bad, so surely the UK should disband............

Scotxit, wexit, nixit?
Manxit?
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Manxit?
A nation of just women would never work.



I'll need to go over to make sure they're ok.
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