Protecting Scotland's Devolution

The UK Government is undermining Scotland’s devolution

Since the Brexit vote, Westminster has been attacking Scottish devolution.

Devolution is incompatible with Brexit and so the UK Government is dismantling the Scottish Parliament’s powers.

Here are some keys ways the UK Government is undermining devolution:

  • Scotland was ripped out of the EU against our will. Scotland voted 62% Remain in the Brexit referendum but that was ignored. The extreme views of the Conservative right prevailed and Brexit is hitting Scotland the hardest. 
  • The “Brexit Freedoms Bill” gives Westminster significantly enhanced powers over Scotland. The UK Government is setting a bonfire for Scotland’s democracy, human and worker’s rights and protections.
  • The Internal Markets Act was forced on Scotland. This makes divergence between the UK nations on trade rules illegal. The Act was forced through by Westminster while Holyrood’s objections were ignored. 
  • The UK Government is desperate for a trade deal with the USA and that threatens Scotland’s NHS. Holyrood does not have the powers to say ‘no’ to more UK-wide NHS privatisation involving US health firms which threatens Scotland’s NHS budget.

The Scottish Government spends £600 million per year mitigating Westminster’s austerity.

It is no longer a choice between devolution and independence. Devolution is not safe in Westminster’s hands. 

Independence is about building a better, fairer, greener and more successful Scotland.

Believe in Scotland is the community for people who live in Scotland and who believe that Scotland’s future should be decided by the people of Scotland. We are also Scotland’s most active, most effective, and most successful independence campaigning group.

We support independence, not for politics but for the people, as a means to an end of building a better Scotland. This is what we believe.

To read Believe in Scotland's manifesto for Wellbeing, click here