Given its track record, the Scottish Government would probably hand those powers back.
The First Minister has the powers to protect families from the two-child cap and she has the powers to fast-track an income supplement, but she chooses not to use them. She chooses instead to talk about the constitution: she chooses to play to her party base and she chooses to argue for a referendum that Scotland does not want. In fact, since she became First Minister, she has pledged twice to call another independence referendum. In that time, at least three quarters of a million food parcels have been handed out to families in Scotland.
Is not it the case that, when it comes to a choice between protecting the poor and protecting her party, the First Minister always puts her party first?