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Early Parliamentary General Election (No. 2)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:22 pm on 9th September 2019.

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Photo of Ian Blackford Ian Blackford SNP Westminster Leader 11:22 pm, 9th September 2019

I am deeply concerned about what is happening, about the proroguing of Parliament and about the fact that the Government have pushed it through on the votes of three members of the Privy Council, against the express wishes of the majority of Members of this House. That concerns me and, as democrats, it should concern us all.

I said this last week and I will say it again: the SNP wants a general election. We want the opportunity to bring this Government down, and we are going to take it. We want the opportunity for the people of Scotland to have their voices heard, to make their choice over their futures. We want the opportunity to stop this Prime Minister from ripping us out of the European Union against our will. [Interruption.] May I say to the—