16 May 2018

Scottish parliament rejects Brexit legislation

Data Correspondent and Presenter

As if the divisions within the cabinet over Brexit weren’t trouble enough for the Prime Minister, a vote in the Scottish parliament today has paved the way for a potential constitutional crisis. The Scottish National Party joined forces with Labour, the Liberal Democrats and the Greens to vote down Theresa May’s EU withdrawal bill. At issue is a bitter dispute between Westminster and Holyrood over powers currently held by Brussels, which the SNP wants devolved after Brexit.