Sturgeon: Scottish Government to actively consider participating in Supreme Court Case

  • Alfie Baron
Nicola Sturgeon has said: "We will be looking at the judgement very carefully and yes we will actively consider whether there is a case for the Scottish Government to become participants in that case."

She was answering a question from Labour MSP Lewis Macdonald who asked the First Minister if she would "actively oppose" the appeal by the UK Government when the case reaches the Supreme Court.

It follows a ruling by the High Court which ruled that MPs must consent to the triggering of Article 50. Nicola Sturgeon will now "actively consider" if the Holyrood administration should become involved in the case. This follows news that the the UK Government will appeal the High Court decision.

Nicola sturgeon was quick to stick the boot in following the verdict: "We should remember that their refusal to allow a vote in the House of Commons is not some matter of high constitutional principal, it's because they don't have a coherent position and they know that if they take their case to the House of Commons that will be exposed."

Sturgeon rambled on with the rhetoric we are all used to: "The job of this Government is to protect Scotland's interests, Scotland voted to remain in the EU and my job is therefore to protect our place in Europe and in the single market as far as I possibly can.

"SNP MPs in the House of Commons will certainly not vote for anything that undermines the will or the interest of the Scottish people."
SNP MSP Mark McDonald quits SNP in Sleaze Investigation
  • Alfie Baron

Aberdeen Donside MSP Mark McDonald has quit the Scottish National Party (SNP).

His resignations follows allegations of misconduct against at least two women.

McDonald resigned from the SNP with immediate effect - but will remain as an Independent MSP.