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European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:32 pm on 9th January 2020.

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Photo of Angus MacNeil Angus MacNeil Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Trade Team Member) 1:32 pm, 9th January 2020

I am very grateful to the right hon. Gentleman. He is being very kind in giving way. I would not want to puncture his balloon too much, but here goes. The reality is not as he paints it. The reality is that 43% of people voting in a first-past-the-post system is why all this is happening. It is not that the great British whatever he wants to call them decided it, but that 43% in first past the post and the winner takes all. It is not the great sweep of the proletariat or the bourgeois, or whatever he wants to call it.