Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 25th January 2012.

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Photo of David Cameron David Cameron The Prime Minister, Leader of the Conservative Party 11:30 am, 25th January 2012

I am grateful to my hon. Friend for her question, and the point she makes is a good one. Burns night will be celebrated not just across Scotland but across the whole of the United Kingdom and in many parts of the world. When I hear the Scottish nationalists, who are so keen to leave the UK yet so anxious about having a referendum, I think that perhaps they should remember Burns’s words when he referred to the

“Wee, sleekit, cowrin, tim’rous beastie,

O, what a panic’s in thy breastie!”