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

It is, my Lord, but then it is worthwhile just pausing to notice the origins of section 28(8). The Smith Commission was a political commission between all the political parties in Scotland. Lord Smith produced a report and the Government undertook to implement the recommendations in the report in the Scotland Bill 2016, and it did so virtually line by line. So it was the expression of a political agreement within statutory form, and that is why I would respectfully suggest it is rather unusual in that context.

Your Lordships actually have various extracts from Hansard concerning the debates on clause 2. I am not going to go to them, I still have memories of them, but it was perfectly apparent why clause 2 was going to be incorporated.

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