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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 UK (01 Jul 2014). Website.

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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: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://www.democraticaudit.com
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
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: 16 Jun 2017 11:24
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2019 15:40
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/81497

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