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Entries for September 2015

Mike Gordon: The Permanence of Devolution: Parliamentary Sovereignty and Referendum Requirements

On 18th September 2015, the anniversary of the referendum on Scottish Independence, David Cameron announced that the UK Government plans to amend and strengthen the Scotland Bill currently progressing through the UK Parliament, to make ‘crystal clear’ that ‘Scottish devolution is woven into the very fabric of our United Kingdom’.  This amendment would be designed to ensure ‘there is absolutely no doubt: Holyrood is here to stay’.


Mark Elliott: The Scottish Parliament, the Sewel Convention, and the Repeal of the Human Rights Act: A Postscript