Our par­lia­ment is in peril

The Courier & Advertiser (Perth and Perthshire Edition) - - COMMENT -

Sir, – In 2014 enough Scots were per­suaded to vote to re­main in the UK by the prom­ise of the “most pow­er­ful de­volved Par­lia­ment in the world”.

Now we know ex­actly how pow­er­ful that par­lia­ment put in place, lest we for­get, by the Labour Party, re­ally is: swept con­temp­tu­ously aside by a Tory gov­ern­ment Scot­land didn’t vote for, in a vote on Brexit, which Scot­land also didn’t vote for, on an is­sue, the EU With­drawal Bill, which all of Scot­land’s MSPs, ex­cept the Tories, op­posed.

There can be very few peo­ple in Scot­land who would say the coun­try would be a bet­ter place with­out its par­lia­ment, yet it is clear that, once the EU is despatched, the Brex­i­teers, hav­ing es­tab­lished the prece­dent, will be com­ing for it next.

Tory gov­ern­ment min­is­ter Caro­line Nokes has al­ready com­pared it to an English county coun­cil.

Is it not about time that all of the Scot­tish na­tion, even in­clud­ing some Tories per­haps, stood together and said No. Les Mackay. Carmichael Gar­dens, Dundee.

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