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Privilege (Withdrawal Agreement: Legal Advice)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:06 pm on 4th December 2018.

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Photo of Ian Blackford Ian Blackford SNP Westminster Leader 4:06 pm, 4th December 2018

I wish to assist the hon. Gentleman by giving him the exact quote, which is that parliamentary sovereignty is a purely English concept that

“has no counterpart in Scottish constitutional” history. Of course this House endorsed a motion, pushed by the SNP some months ago, that sovereignty does rest with the people of Scotland, through the Claim of Right. I trust that if this Government seek to try to take us out of the European Union and the only way we can protect our interest is by becoming an independent nation, they will endorse our right to call a referendum.