Holyrood consent for Brexit bill 'unlikely' after stalemate
Talks between UK and Scottish ministers fail to reach agreement over the transfer of EU powers to the Scottish Parliament
Scottish Parliament - Anita Gould
The Scottish Parliament is unlikely to approve the UK Government's Brexit bill after talks between
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Both sides confirmed there will be further talks in the coming weeks.
Speaking after the meeting, Russell said that although the Scottish Parliament cannot veto
“What is now needed is a recognition from the UK Government that the bill as drafted cannot proceed. It should be changed to take account of the very serious concerns expressed by the Scottish and Welsh Governments," he said.
“The current proposals are a direct threat to the devolution settlement which the people of
“As we have made clear, we are not opposed in principle to UK-wide frameworks in certain areas – but this must be on the basis of agreement among equals, not imposed by
Green said: "I hope as these talks go on we will be able to convince them that there is absolutely the opposite of the intention of a power grab.
"We want more powers to come to the devolved administrations. That has to be done in the context of keeping free trade within the
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