“Hypocritical” Scottish Government refuse to reveal independence legal advice

Speaking after he pressed the Scottish Government over its refusal to reveal what legal advice it has received about the legality of a second independence referendum and a section 30 order, Liberal Democrat MSP Mike Rumbles said:

“The SNP were rightly onboard when it came to pressing the UK Government to release their Brexit legal advice.

“It seems a monumental hypocrisy that they will not do the same with their own constitutional advice. The Lord Advocate was present in the Parliament chamber yet Scottish Government ministers were content to obfuscate and obscure.

“The Scottish Government need to tell the public whether they are plotting holding another independence referendum without a section 30 order against the wishes of the Scottish public and whether the Lord Advocate thinks that’s legally sound.”

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