Haughey calls on Tories to fight bill

Rutherglen Reformer - - Out And About - Edel Ke­nealy

Ruther­glen SNP MSP, Clare Haughey, is call­ing on Glas­gow re­gion Tory MSPs, to op­pose the UK Govern­ment’s at­tempts to use the EU Re­peal Bill to strip Holy­rood of pow­ers.

Clare Haughey MSP said: “Twenty years on since the ref­er­en­dum on de­vo­lu­tion in Scot­land, and the Tories are at­tempt­ing an at­tack on the found­ing prin­ci­ples of de­vo­lu­tion un­der the guise of the EU Re­peal Bill.

“The SNP wants a smooth tran­si­tion as much as the UK Govern­ment, how­ever this should be achieved through ne­go­ti­a­tion, not im­po­si­tion. And it must be achieved in a way that re­spects Scot­land’s hard-won de­volved pow­ers.

“The Scot­tish Tories need to dis­tance them­selves from the bill which rep­re­sents a naked power-grab, an at­tack on the found­ing prin­ci­ples of de­vo­lu­tion, and which could desta­bilise our econ­omy.”

“I call on Adam Tomkins and An­nie Wells to chal­lenge any at­tempts at a naked power-grab on the de­volved ad­min­is­tra­tions by the Tories in West­min­ster dur­ing the with­drawal process from the EU, and to make clear their op­po­si­tion to this bill which sets out to un­der­mine our na­tional par­lia­ment.”

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