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Does the Scottish parliament get a say on the Brexit deal?

Because the Brexit deal will be negotiated between the EU and the UK Government, there is no say for the Scottish Parliament or the other devolved legislatures. Under their devolution settlements, external relations, including with the EU, are a matter for the UK Parliament and Government alone. There may be a chance to influence the content and fate of the EU Withdrawal Bill through consultation with the UK Government, but there is no mechanism that would allow the devolved institutions to block Brexit or the UK legislation that implements it.

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