United Kingdom Internal Market Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 7:57 pm on 14th September 2020.

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Photo of John Lamont John Lamont Conservative, Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk 7:57 pm, 14th September 2020

I absolutely will support the Bill with enthusiasm. It protects the 500,000 jobs in Scotland that my hon. Friend Douglas Ross mentioned earlier. This is about protecting the Union, and we should not forget that this Parliament is sovereign and a protector of the rule of law.

The Bill is about making the UK work as a fully integrated, seamless internal market. It is in the interests of every business trading across the United Kingdom, and of everyone who wants to make devolution work. It should be of no surprise that it is so hated by those whose sole political purpose is to destroy devolution by ripping Scotland out of this most important single United Kingdom market.