Tag Archive for Scotland

Interesting times

Lord Norton

The House returned on Tuesday and it has proved already an interesting week.  Both Houses had the statement on the constitutional position of Scotland, accompanied by a consultation paper on a referendum on whether Scotland should leave the United Kingdom.  There was notable cross-party unity on the subject.  That was Tuesday.  Then yesterday, we had…

Uniting the United Kingdom

Lord Soley

Yesterday we had the second reading of the Scotland Bill. The Government has got into difficulties with the timetabling of business and to criticism from all parts of the House, only gave one day to the debate. The Bill has implications for the whole of the  UK – not just Scotland and there were 36 members…