Transcripts (perhaps draft) of the Article 50 ‘Brexit’ Appeal hearings at the Supreme Court

What is, however, useful is that in paragraph 3.4 of that written case, my learned friend cites an act of the Scottish Parliament of 1703, (Inaudible) peace and war, which expressly states that:

"Everything which relates to treaties of peace, alliance and commerce is left to the wisdom of the sovereign."

In other words, four years after the claim of right, the Scottish Parliament made it perfectly clear that the prerogative right in respect of foreign affairs remained the prerogative right of the sovereign. I have in fact provided a copy of the relevant Act which is in very short terms, as acts of the Scottish Parliament often were at the time.

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