Scottish Parliament rejects consent for Internal Market Bill

Parliament rejects consent for “deeply damaging” Bill. The Internal Market Bill should be withdrawn by the UK Government after consent for it was denied by a majority of the Scottish Parliament, Constitution Secretary Michael Russell has said. MSPs backed the Scottish Government’s Legislative Consent Memorandum, which states the Bill threatens devolution and breaches international law.…

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First Minister statement on additional COVID restrictions

Below is Nicola Sturgeon’s full statement to the Scottish Parliament on Wednesday, October 7th, regarding the implementation of additional COVID restrictions in Scotland. "I want to be clear, we are not going back into lockdown today" First Minister for Scotland Nicola Sturgeon stresses additional measures are needed to avoid "tougher action in future" https://t.co/oudOWwhk1A pic.twitter.com/cfNULzDrwb…

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Nicola Sturgeon statement on additional COVID restrictions

(22 Sept 2020) Below is Nicola Sturgeon’s full statement to the Scottish Parliament on the implementation of additional COVID restrictions in Scotland. .@NicolaSturgeon outlines why household restrictions have been imposed across Scotland. Latest – https://t.co/uJaXsaY8lu pic.twitter.com/bNwPxLxcXh — BBC Scotland News (@BBCScotlandNews) September 22, 2020 Presiding Officer, I will update the chamber on additional restrictions that…

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Coronavirus update from the First Minister

First Minister NicolaSturgeon (21 April 2020): “As of 9am this morning, there have been 8,672 positive cases confirmed, an increase of 222 since yesterday. While I would still urge caution in interpreting these figures, I remain cautiously optimistic that, while the numbers being admitted to hospital are still fluctuating, they appear to be broadly stable.…

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