European Union (Withdrawal) Act

Part of Business of the House (Today) – in the House of Commons at 5:28 pm on 12th March 2019.

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Photo of Toby Perkins Toby Perkins Labour, Chesterfield 5:28 pm, 12th March 2019

There is much that the hon. and learned Lady is saying about this deal that I agree with, but I think she slightly over-eggs the point when it comes to the issue of Scotland and what Scotland wanted. She said that 62% of Scottish people voted against, but that is not in fact true. The turnout in Scotland was lower than that of any English region, and in actual fact only 41% of people voting in Scotland voted to remain, which was largely because the SNP made so little effort to get people to go and vote.