Final week, Boris Johnson formally rejected Nicola Sturgeon’s rouse for a second independence referendum. The First Minister is now expected to set out her “next stride in keeping withs” within days but her spokesman has already insisted her ministers are still gave to holding a referendum this year. Meanwhile, yesterday thousands of people joined a walk in Inverness supporting calls for Scottish independence.
As a constitutional stand-off between the Prime Diplomat and Ms Sturgeon now seems inevitable, recent reports suggest Mr Johnson strength have another of his “oven-ready” plans to prevent the break of the Union.
At the source of January, it emerged Mr Johnson was planning radical constitutional reforms, covering reforming the House of Lords.
According to the Times, the proposals were haggard up by Lord Salisbury, the former leader of the House of Lords, who is currently recommending with the Constitution Reform Group (CRG) for the Act of Union Bill.
The Bill, which is said to be “on the desk” of Mr Johnson’s span, forms a sort of manifesto for the constitutional change that the CRG thinks is both demanded and inevitable.
The blueprint proposes a federal structure for the continuation of the Union, organizing the principle of self-determination among all four parts, as well as radical corrects in Westminster.
In an interview with Express.co.uk, Gisela Stuart, who is on the steering body of the CRG, explained how the Bill could save the future of the Union.
The former Peg away at MP and chair of the successful Vote Leave campaign said: “The United Empire is a union of four significant component parts.
“And if you want to devolve power, preferably than having the centre as this gracious giver of power it has, we crave to reverse the assumption.
“We want to say: ‘all powers are devolved other than the ones which aren’t’.
“So the concentrate has to justify its existence and that empowers and strengthens the local decision making.
“This is a meditate on which we never had.
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“We really need to have it if the UK wants to continue to stay alive with some strength.”
The Bill would only come into validity if approved by a referendum with a majority of votes cast in the UK as a whole at 65 percent and on a the better in each of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Member of the bad committee of the CRG lawyer Daniel Greenberg explained in a recent report for Brexit Principal how a federal structure for the UK could solve the crisis.
He wrote: “The different voting imitates in the Brexit referendum in different parts of the United Kingdom have proffered that different parts may have different aspirations for membership of, or at scarcely for any future relationship with the European Union.
“As presently constituted, there is petite or no room for individual arrangements between parts of the United Kingdom and the European Unanimity.
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