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Migration and Scotland

Part of Opposition Day – in the House of Commons at 4:01 pm on 11th February 2020.

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Photo of Ian Blackford Ian Blackford SNP Westminster Leader 4:01 pm, 11th February 2020

My hon. Friend is making a powerful case, but is there not also an economic imperative? As he has said, Scotland’s working-age population is going to decline, which means that there is a price to be paid not only by Scotland but by the rest of the United Kingdom in the loss of tax receipts. My hon. Friend is outlining a common-sense solution that will enable us to learn from practices elsewhere in the world, so that we in Scotland can increase our prosperity and our population. What does he believe is driving the UK to simply say no to the Scottish Government, other than just sheer vindictiveness?