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Supreme Court Judgment (Response)

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 24th September 2019.

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The First Minister:

The conduct of the UK Government in its attempts to prorogue Parliament has an impact on the operation of the Scottish civil service and the Scottish Government. It impacts on our ability to get co-operation on the normal business of government and to plan effectively for a no-deal Brexit.

Any further attempts to circumvent or break the law will continue to have such an impact, which is severe in terms of the practical workings of government and even more severe in terms of the fundamental values, principles and rules of our democracy. It cannot be allowed to be the case that the Benn act is not honoured and adhered to, and whatever MPs have to do to ensure that it is adhered to should be their priority when they gather again in the House of Commons tomorrow.