Opposition Day — [7th Allotted Day]
John Mason (Glasgow East, Scottish National Party)
Following on from the points made by Alan Simpson, I wish to discuss the creation of jobs as well as some of the other matters that have been raised. Clearly, Scotland has been dragged into this recession by the UK— [Laughter.] I see that I do not have unanimous agreement on that. Some people thought in the good times that we were benefiting from being in the UK, but they are now realising that things are much worse because we are in the UK.