Wednesday, May 13, 2020

UK: Councillor pushes Scottish Parliament to adopt recall law

A Renfrewshire Councillor is pushing for the Scottish Parliament  to adopt a recall law along the lines of the UK's (an official who is convicted of a crime with less than 12 months in prison can face a signature gathering effort -- over 12 months leads to an ouster).

The push comes from the news that former Finance Secretary Derek Mackay (SNP) has been accused of sending hundreds of online messages to a 16 year old boy. Mackay has been suspended by his party, but is still a member of Parliament. Mackay has effectively disappeared from view.

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