Responding to the publication of a Continuity Bill by the Scottish Government, following the failure to reach agreement on the UK Government's EU Withdrawal Bill, Scottish Liberal Democrat Europe spokesperson Tavish Scott MSP said:
"It's extremely disappointing that the Scottish and UK governments have not come to an agreement. That is not good. This is a sensitive and delicate process that strikes at the heart of the government of not just Scotland but the UK.
"Ministers must ensure that they are committed to good governance in the process that they’re asking Parliament to endorse. We are being asked to make a huge decision about devolution itself and it will be essential that we have the fullest parliamentary scrutiny.
"The Scottish Government will need to explain the legal basis of their position, and ensure that there are further opportunities for MSPs to provide essential scrutiny."