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This am @AileenMcHarg joined @BBCRadioScot to discuss the UK Government's #internalmarket white paper to weigh in on the power grab / power surge debate.
Lots of questions remain about how the internal market might operate, says Aileen. Will there be possibilities for the devolved parliaments to override these cross-cutting internal market constraints? How will it operate? How will it be enforced?
She suggests that the white paper sets out an internal market which covers a greater degree of policy areas than existing EU regulations.
There is a concern that mutual recognition of goods and services will lead to difficulties. Because England is so large, in practice, English standards are likely to prevail.
Can the Scottish Government legally challenge these plans? Aileen says no, although the primary legislation will be subject to the Sewell Convention and Welsh and Scottish Parliaments may withhold consent. But Sewell has been overruled in recent years.
Aileen also raises concerns about the very short period of consultation, much shorter than typical and during the summer holiday period. This is difficult to justify given we've known this was a concern for quite some time.
The conversation starts here at 2:05:00. bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0…

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