20 Years of Devolution

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland – in the House of Commons on 24th July 2019.

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Photo of Patrick Grady Patrick Grady SNP Chief Whip

I am glad the Secretary of State seems to think that constitutional perfection has now been reached on these islands. I wonder whether that means he agrees with his new party leader, Boris Johnson, who told a group of activists that we do not need

“an England-only parliament. We have an England parliament, it’s in Westminster.”

If the Secretary of State does agree with that, does that not make his post and, indeed, all of us who represent Scotland a little redundant? If he does not agree, why has he been so effusive in welcoming his new leader? Is it perhaps because he himself does not want to be made redundant?