MSPs On Standby As Holyrood Not to Reconvene Early

MSPs look likely to not be reconvening until Tuesday after presiding officer Ken MacIntosh deferred his decision on an early return.

MacIntosh cited an “ongoing lack of clarity” from Westminster in making his decision, and the Scottish government will be keeping their eye on London for further developments before they return.

With further referendums and even a general election being discussed, the Scottish Government were keen to reconvene MSPs to debate Boris Johnson’s new Brexit deal.

In a message to MSPs, MacIntosh added that he would keep a close eye on events in Westminster over the coming days and may still reconvene the government early.

Parties continue to clash on potential second referendums on Britain leaving the EU and Scotland becoming independent.

Liberal Democrat MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton told EN4 News that whilst he saw no need for a second Scottish independence referendum, he believes anything could still happen at Westminster, and outlined the Liberal Democrat’s plan going forward.

But Conservative MSP Jeremy Balfour insists a second EU referendum would be damaging for the United Kingdom, and that Brexit should be delivered now so that politicians can return to helping their constituents.

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