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Scotland rejects European Union withdrawal bill

Scotland rejects European Union withdrawal bill

Theresa May will push on with Brexit legislation despite failing to secure the backing of the Scottish parliament.

She added: "What the bill does is set out a mechanism that respects devolution and lets us maintain the integrity of our own common market as we work out the long-terms solutions".

United Kingdom ministers are likely to continue their negotiations with their Scottish counterparts and hope to come up with a deal and put the vote to MSPs again. "I still think we can resolve this issue".

Public talk of defying Brexit, though, dissipated after Ms. Yesterday, assembly members in Cardiff voted to give their consent.

"I feel if we could put all the constitutional hoo-ha, all the bickering and politicking aside, both Scotland's governments could work together to get us a really good deal from leaving the European Union", he told BBC Radio Scotland.

"To protect those means, so that we can go on achieving the best ends for Scotland we can".

The SNP's leader at Westminster, Ian Blackford, said the vote showed the Conservatives were "isolated and out of touch with the people of Scotland".

The British government will press ahead with the EU Withdrawal Bill despite the Scottish parliament's decision to withhold its consent for the legislation. This has never been done before, and is seen as politically toxic by many. The U.K. can disregard the vote, but it would be the first time London asserts its dominance over the regional parliament.

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Scotland voted against independence by 55 percent in a referendum in 2014, but Sturgeon insists she has a mandate to hold a second vote since Scotland voted against Brexit by 62 percent in 2016.

He told MSPs: "This is not a victimless crime".

Nicola Sturgeon's party suspects the Conservatives are attempting a "Westminster power grab" but the Tories say the Brexit legislation does not threaten devolution.

Speaking after the vote, he said any move to force legislation on Holyrood would break a "20 year old devolution settlement".

Welcoming the announcement, Amanda Burgauer, Scottish Rural Action chairwoman, said that the area already has an active rural community. MSP Ash Denham said that if Ms May's government valued devolution they would remove clause 11 from the Bill.

"There is a role for Labour, LibDems and the Greens".

The UK voted as a whole to leave the European Union in June 2016, but Scotland voted to remain. "Even at this late stage our door remains open".