“An independent Scotland would not be part of the European Union.” British Prime Minister Theresa May has responded to the Scottish Parliament vote not to trigger Article 50 and start the Brexit process.
The vote by 90 to 34 against Brexit was largely symbolic, but Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon insisted she would let MSPs have a say.
NicolaSturgeon</a> visiting Sparrows (the company) in Aberdeen today to launch £5m decommissioning fund. <a href="https://t.co/K3GeMiI3nZ">pic.twitter.com/K3GeMiI3nZ</a></p>— Davy Shanks (Davyshanks) February 8, 2017
In the House of Commons where the The European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill is being debated May quoted the law:“The Supreme Court was very clear that the Scottish parliament does not have a veto on the triggering of Article 50. The bill that is going through the House is obviously giving the power to the government to trigger Article 50.”
MPs vote 498 to 114 to approve the Second Reading of the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill. pic.twitter.com/jgqy7rnw2i— House of Commons (@HouseofCommons) February 1, 2017