Monday, 30 January 2017

Devolved leaders call for Brexit role at Cardiff talks per BBC News

The BBC happily press this claim whilst trying to ignore the Supreme Court's decision which they mention only at the end of the report.

'Mrs May has already highlighted that the Supreme Court had set out "beyond doubt" that relations with the EU would be decided by the UK government.

"We will not agree on everything, but that doesn't mean we will shy away from the necessary conversations and I hope we will have further constructive discussions today," she said.

"We have also had the Supreme Court judgment which made clear beyond doubt that relations with the EU are a matter for the UK government and UK parliament.

"We should not forget that that means MPs representing every community in the UK will be fully involved in the passage of Article 50 through parliament."'

The BBC are happy to accept the Supreme Court decision that Parliament has to vote before Article 50 can be triggered, after all that way there's a chance that the democratic will of the majority can be overturned. However they are less keen on the other decision about the role of the devolved bodies in the decision making.

An impartial observer might conclude that the BBC was pushing an agenda rather impartially reporting the news. Perish the thought!

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