Wednesday, 23 April 2008

Scottish comments on the Solicitor General's 'ignorance'

(Ed: Scots wha hay - for a change!)

Not much constitutional law can have been taught at Newcastle Polytechnic if Vera Baird, MP, the English solicitor-general, thinks the royal succession is determined by the English Act of Settlement of 1701 (The Herald, April 21). The royal succession is determined by the Treaty and Acts of Union of 1706-1707 and, accordingly, is not subject to unilateral action by the UK parliament.

Further, the word "Catholic" is not mentioned in either the treaty or the acts, which is just as well as the Church of Scotland declares itself to be a "Catholic Church" - a declaration confirmed as lawful in the 1921 Church of Scotland Act. Read more

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