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The Scottish Parliament should not have sovereign power because it serves the Scottish Government rather than holding it to account

Bonney, Norman (2014) The Scottish Parliament should not have sovereign power because it serves the Scottish Government rather than holding it to account. Democratic Audit Blog (01 Jun 2014). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

The closest thing that the UK has to a written constitution is the legal and political fact of the sovereignty of the Westminster Parliament, something which remains the case in Scotland even since the creation of the Scottish Parliament in 2001. However, recent events, according to Norman Bonney, show that the subordination of the Parliament to the Government since the SNP’s rise to power have shown it to be unsuitable as a sovereign body in the event of a ‘Yes’ vote in September’s independence referendum.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://www.democraticaudit.com/
Additional Information: © 2014 Democratic Audit UK
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN1187 Scotland
Sets: Collections > Democratic Audit Blog
Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2014 15:49
Last Modified: 10 Jul 2014 15:49
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/57701

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