Article 50

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:39 pm on 24th January 2017.

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Photo of Ian Blackford Ian Blackford Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Pensions) 12:39 pm, 24th January 2017

The Secretary of State said in his statement that the Government are determined to deliver on a decision taken by the people of the United Kingdom but Scotland, of course, the country that we on the SNP Benches represent, voted to remain within the United Kingdom and the Scottish Government have been empowered by the Parliament to make sure that we remain within the single market. Why is the Secretary of State acting against the best interests of the Scottish people? Will he not understand that, if he refuses to accept our will, our only option—