ON Tuesday Nicola Sturgeon set the ball rolling on democracy and the possibility of another legal referendum with her usual panache, by taking it out of Boris Johnson’s grubby anti-democratic hands at Westminster and putting it into the hands of Scotland’s most senior law officer, who will take it to the Supreme Court on Scotland’s behalf.

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The Supreme Court already know that there is so much conflicting constitutional law surrounding the question that they will be asked that they will have a difficult decision ahead of them, including the differing constitutional legacies of the two parties to the Union: England’s historical myth emphasising the sovereignty of the governing institutions of the state, and Scotland’s of sovereignty of the people limiting the powers and rights of the Crown and parliament.

They may try to find an easier route, but I am not a lawyer and am already guessing.

Bruce Moglia
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