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Part of Business of the House – in the House of Commons at 5:44 pm on 6th December 2018.

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Photo of Colin Clark Colin Clark Conservative, Gordon 5:44 pm, 6th December 2018

My hon. Friend is absolutely right. That is particularly true in Scotland, where the SNP rejected the result of the independence referendum and said that it would call another. We do not need that uncertainty and we do not need our people back at one another’s throats; we need some sort of stability and to be able to move on.

Fundamentally, this comes down to good faith. In the words of the Attorney General:

“This risk must be weighed against the political and economic imperative on both sides to reach an agreement”.

I absolutely agree with that. We should not listen to the siren voices. Let us not cast ourselves on the rocks. We should be a confident country. Scotland and the whole Union demands better. The United Kingdom demands leadership, backbones and guts. Frankly, if people are faint-hearted, they should leave the stage. I will show good faith, but there will be an enormous price to pay if we are being duped. Let us win 4-3 and deliver Brexit. I will support the Government next Tuesday—not out of blind faith, but for the good of this country, the United Kingdom.