Early Parliamentary General Election

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:57 pm on 19th April 2017.

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Photo of Ian Blackford Ian Blackford Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Pensions) 12:57 pm, 19th April 2017

I am very grateful to the Prime Minister for giving way. I can understand that she wants to give the House the opportunity to determine whether there should be an election, but if the House determines that now is the time, why is it that the Prime Minister stands in the face of the Scottish Parliament and the Scottish Government, which have voted for a referendum on Scotland’s future? If it is right that the people here have a voice and a vote on the future of this country, why should not the Scottish people be given a vote as well?