Could the Scottish Parliament stop the UK from leaving the EU?

To recap. The Prime Minister has resigned. The leader of the opposition is resisting pressure from senior colleagues to follow suit. And, lest we forget in this temporary focus upon party leadership, the people of the United Kingdom have voted to leave the European Union after 43 years of membership. In these unprecedented circumstances, it is understandable that there is a degree of uncertainty in the immediate response to events. That disquiet includes Scotland where the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, is seeking to draft a distinct reaction within the distinctive…

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