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May tells Sturgeon all bets are off on devolution deal

Prime Minister Theresa May is on a collision course with Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon by indicating that the devolution settlement enjoyed by Scotland for almost 20 years will be redrawn after Brexit.

The Prime Minister confirmed Westminster would hold onto some powers affecting devolved issues after they were repatriated from Brussels, instead of transferring them to Holyrood.

Ms Sturgeon said earlier that all such powers must go to Edinburgh after Brexit, and anything less would be an attack on the “very foundations” of the Scottish Parliament.

She claimed the Conservatives at Westminster wanted to exploit Brexit to “strip” Holyrood of its rightful powers, highlighting control over agriculture in Scotland as an example.

(Source: HeraldScotland)

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