Principles of Democracy and the Rights of the Electorate

Part of Business of the House – in the House of Commons at 4:28 pm on 26th September 2019.

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Photo of Luke Graham Luke Graham Conservative, Ochil and South Perthshire 4:28 pm, 26th September 2019

The hon. Lady wants to look at Hansard and actually listen to what I said. I said that the SNP was about dividing our country along geographical lines and that if we want to talk about principles, we can find alliances, challenges and opportunities right across these isles, as we have done for over three centuries in the most successful political union the Earth has ever seen. I fear that I am not going to agree with SNP colleagues today.

The bottom line is that people are angry and concerned, as they should be the 21st century, as we face challenges from climate change, from technological innovation and from abroad. When people are angry, MPs need to step up and listen to that anger. They need to channel the anger and use it to make constructive, progressive suggestions to bring this country forward together.