Lallands Peat Worrier: The SNP’s clever, clever human rights gambit…


The latest from legal blogger Lallands Peat Worrier

I MISSED out one superficially technical but politically interesting amendment in this morning’s brief survey of the SNP’s plans for the Scotland Bill. Tabled in the names of Angus Robertson, Mike Weir, Stewart Hosie, Eilidh Whiteford, Joanna Cherry and Kirsten Oswald, amendment 67 proposes that:

“(1A) In paragraph 1 of Schedule 4 (protection of Scotland Act 1998 from modification), delete “(2)(f) the Human Rights Act 1998.”

Blank faces all round. Let me fill in a bit of the background.

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