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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 28th March 2007.

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Photo of Alex Salmond Alex Salmond Parliamentary Leader (Westminster), Leader, Scottish National Party 11:30 am, 28th March 2007

May I strike a note of consensus with the Prime Minister? On Monday, he said that the election campaign in Scotland was going "brilliantly"—I agree with him. In his latest brilliant foray into Scotland, he attacked Sir George Mathewson, the former chairman of the Royal Bank of Scotland as being "self-indulgent" and suggested that he was not a "real" business man. Will the Prime Minister tell me what is the more self-indulgent—someone of vast experience who speaks up for independence as being good for the Scottish economy and society, or is it someone who proffers vast loans in the hope of buying a seat in the House of Lords?