The Court Jester Speaks Out
Well, let me tell that Cheerful Chappy the Court Jester, "not today, not tomorrow" does this Labour Government have a Mandate in England.
The time has come for an English National Covenant
The only effect one Independent State can have upon another Independent State is through the obligation and terms of a bi-lateral Treaty. This principle is embodied in Article 27 of the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties, that states a "...party may not invoke the provisions of its internal law as justification for its failure to perform a treaty."
The constituent parts of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (so called since 1927) are (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland)
England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland have all been regarded for centuries as nations, and are still correctly referred to as such. This has nothing to do with legal status. England, Scotland and Ireland all were once Kingdoms, but no longer are (since 1707 in the case of England and Scotland, 1800 in the case of Ireland). Wales was not a Kingdom but a Principality, and is sometimes still referred to as such.
The UK Government draws up on its LEGAL BASIS from the Act of the Union.
Article 4 of the Act of Union states That all the subjects of the United Kingdom of Great Britain shall from and after the Union.........have the same Rights Privileges and Advantages
The people of Scotland, since devolution, have had different rights, privileges and advantages over those of the people of England. The treaty of union is therefore null and void and England can withdraw using the provision of Article 61 of the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties.
Article 61 Supervening impossibility of performance
A party may invoke the impossibility of performing a treaty as a ground for terminating or withdrawing from it if the impossibility results from the permanent disappearance or destruction of an object indispensable for the execution of the treaty. If the impossibility is temporary, it may be invoked only as a ground for suspending the operation of the treaty.
That is the Answer to the West Lothian Question.