Monday, March 2, 2009


"Sovereignty remains with me as an English MP and that is the way it will stay."
Tony Blair 1997

"It is very important to recognise that Britishness and Britain itself is not based on ethnicity and race,"
Gordon Brown 2007

'The principle of the unlimited sovereignty of Parliament is a distinctly English principle which has no counterpart in Scottish Constitutional Law... considering that the union legislation extinguished the Parliaments of Scotland and of England and replaced them with anew parliament, I have difficulty in seeing why it should have been supposed that the new Parliament of Great Britain must inherit all the peculiar characteristics of the English Parliament but none of the Scottish Parliament as if all that happened in 1707 was that ... Scottish representatives were admitted to the Parliament of England. That is not what was done....I have not found in the Union legislation any provision that the parliament of Great Britain should be absolutely sovereign in the sense that parliament should be free to alter the treaty at will...'
Lord Cooper 1953

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