1,000 signatures reached
To: The UK Prime Minister
Stop the Westminster Power Grab on the Scottish and Welsh Governments
Drop the UK internal Market Bill that endangers Scottish and Welsh devolution, by seeking to overrule devolved government responsibilities in key areas such as health, education, transport etc.
Why is this important?
The UK Internal Market Bill endangers the existence and viability of devolution. It would be a Westminster power grab, unacceptable to the Scottish and Welsh Governments.
From a Scottish perspective, it directly contradicts promises of more powers that were promised in the event of a No vote in the 2014 Scottish Independence Referendum. What the Bill means is less powers. Much less.
Clause 45 of the Bill states that certain provisions of the bill will have effect "notwithstanding inconsistency or incompatibility with international law." This is a position that should not be acceptable to those of us who treasure democracy and the rule of law, international or otherwise.
How it will be delivered
I plan to deliver the collected signatures to Westminster electronically and to announce delivery to the Scottish media.