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Scots and Welsh enraged as bill gives Westminster UK-wide transport power


19 October 2020
Westminster overriding Scottish Parliament’s transport powers
Westminster overriding Scottish Parliament’s transport powers
Kinnock: days of top-down diktat are over
Kinnock: days of top-down diktat are over


The UK’s devolved administrations have reacted furiously to a power in the Government’s Internal Market Bill that will give the Government at Westminster the power to directly fund transport projects anywhere in the UK.

The Bill establishes arrangements for governance after 1 January next year when powers previously held at the EU level will flow to the UK Government and the devolved administrations in Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast. 

Clause 46 gives the UK Government the power...

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