European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Sewel Convention

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:05 pm on 14th June 2018.

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Photo of David Mundell David Mundell The Secretary of State for Scotland 1:05 pm, 14th June 2018

Mr Murray Foote is a good friend of mine, and he will stay a good friend. I have many friends who support independence, just as I have many friends who voted for Scotland to remain part of the United Kingdom. That is the basis on which the debates in Scotland should be conducted—a much more convivial and civil basis than they have been recently. The antics of Ian Blackford yesterday do not help, because they agitate the political environment in Scotland, and, rather than enhancing the opportunity to debate issues, they reduce it.