Westminster refuses more powers for Holyrood
Opposition parties have pushed recommendations for more powers to be given to the Scottish parliament into the long grass.
The SNP have branded the move needless time wasting as Labour confirm in the Queen’s speech that they will delay implementation of the Calman Commission recommendations until after the General Election.
The transfer of powers in areas where all parties and the Scottish Government agree – power over firearms, speed limits, drink driving and running Scottish elections could go ahead immediately along with borrowing powers for the Scottish Parliament. Instead Labour is postponing any changes until after the General Election.
In contrast the SNP has prepared the legislation required in the Scottish Parliament for the transfer of powers.
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