Scottish Parliament to Vote on Brexit Deal Before U.K Commons

(Bloomberg) -- The Scottish Parliament will vote on Britain’s Brexit deal before it goes to the House of Commons in London, according to the pro-independence government in Edinburgh.

The blueprint for leaving the European Union must first be approved at a summit in Brussels on Nov. 25 before going to the U.K. legislature. Scottish lawmakers don’t have the power to stop it, though would add to the chorus of disapproval. Scotland voted to remain in the EU and the Scottish National Party has promised to vote against the Brexit deal in the U.K. Parliament.

Scottish Constitutional Relations Secretary Michael Russell said the draft EU withdrawal agreement was unacceptable because it doesn’t allow Scotland continued membership of Europe’s single market.

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