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Scotland had to reject the EU withdrawal bill. It was a power grab | Ruth Wishart

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Holyrood’s vote was not another independence bid, but a move to ensure Brexit does not undermine Scotland’s existing devolved powersTwenty years ago the often lugubrious face of the late Donald Dewar broke into a satisfied grin as he read out the first line of the Scotland Act at the Commons dispatch box: “There shall be a Scottish parliament.” “I like that,” he added. And eight months later he gave an impassioned speech to the inaugural meeting of that parliament in Edinburgh in which he referred to the restoration of a national legislature as “the day when democracy was renewed in Scotland”. This morning, the day after that parliament overwhelmingly
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