Whitsun Adjournment

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:15 pm on 23rd May 2019.

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Photo of Paul Sweeney Paul Sweeney Shadow Minister (Scotland) 3:15 pm, 23rd May 2019

The hon. Gentleman is making an interesting series of proposals and he opens up an interesting discussion. However, the integrity of the United Kingdom is dependent on its being functional and serving a real purpose that means something in people’s lives, and the ongoing constitutional Punch and Judy show that is going on in Scotland right now is ill serving that objective. Does he not agree that we need to move away from the yah-boo polarisation of constitutional obsession in Scotland and focus on delivering policies that improve the quality of life of people in Scotland, and then demonstrate the value of solidarity?