The text below is closely modelled on the text of the Quebec Mirror Act of 2018: ACT RESPECTING THE EXERCISE OF THE FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS AND PREROGATIVES OF THE QUÉBEC PEOPLE AND THE QUÉBEC STATE.
Given recent discussions about the possible outcomes of the on-going Keatings Case on whether Holyrood has the competence to hold a referendum without Westminster's permission, I took a stab at trying to "mirror" the claims of our Quebecois friends.
This is very much a starter for ten, predicated on others more knowledgeable than I am contributing, correcting and "fettling" such a declaration for wider discussion, use and with luck adoption as the basis for asserting our right to tell Westminster what happens, not ask for their gracious permission!
"WHEREAS the Scottish people possesses specific characteristics and a deep-rooted historical continuity in a territory over which it exercises its rights through a modern national state, having a government, a national assembly and impartial and independent courts of justice;
WHEREAS the constitutional foundation of the Common Weal of Scotland has been enriched by over a millennium of history and progress in the creation of its national community expressed through unique institutions;
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