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That moment when the attorney general of the UK in #brexit debate talking about the #backstop, makes the case for Scotland to hold a second independence referendum to leave the United Kingdom. In England parliament is sovereign, in Scotland, the people are. | #scotref #indyref2
"If fundamental circumstances change, in the view of the United Kindom Then it would attempt to resolve the matter in the joint committee. It would attempt to resolve it politically. But if ultimately the sovereign right of this house and the sovereign right of the british....
... government at the time, if it took the view that indeed those fundamental circumstances had indeed changed, then it has an undoubted legal right to withdraw from ANY treaty." - Attorney General
Now lets apply this to independence shall we?
"If fundamental circumstances change, in the view of the Scottish People Then it would attempt to resolve the matter in the commons. It would attempt to resolve it politically. But if ultimately the sovereign right of the people of scotland .....
... and their elected government at the time at Holyrood, if it took the view that indeed those fundamental circumstances had indeed changed, then it has an undoubted legal right to withdraw from ANY treaty." | #Scotref #indyref2 #brexit
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