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No Confidence in Her Majesty’s Government

Part of Business of the House (Today) – in the House of Commons at 2:19 pm on 16th January 2019.

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Photo of Ian Blackford Ian Blackford SNP Westminster Leader 2:19 pm, 16th January 2019

I will give way in a second, but let me just say this. When I look at Scotland in the rear-view mirror over the past 100 years, I see that our population has barely grown. Generations of young people have had to leave Scotland because of a lack of economic opportunity. The Scottish Government are not responsible for that; Westminster is. I am delighted that a report published in the past few days by Highlands and Islands Enterprise shows that, for the first time, the trend has turned around and young people are staying to live in the highlands. That is because of the investment the Scottish Government are making in young people, despite the challenges of the austerity we face from this Conservative Government.