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Part of European Union (Withdrawal) Act – in the House of Commons at 8:03 pm on 4th December 2018.

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Photo of Angus MacNeil Angus MacNeil Chair, International Trade Committee 8:03 pm, 4th December 2018

An example of exactly what my right hon. Friend is talking about came to my ears today. A pilot who works for a Scottish airline has a choice between having a strong EU Dutch passport or a UK passport. Having a UK passport would mean that he would have to pay around £10,000 for himself, his wife and his children to stay in the UK, and he would be left with a weaker passport. Or he can go with a Dutch passport and work internationally in the airline industry. That is the very damage that my right hon. Friend is talking about. The Government do not care about what they will do to the transport infrastructure of the highlands. They will carry on blindly, as they have been doing.