Strengthening the Union

Part of Scotland – in the House of Commons at 11:02 am on 11th November 2020.

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Photo of Alister Jack Alister Jack The Secretary of State for Scotland 11:02 am, 11th November 2020

That is quite a tenuous link, but I will answer the question. To be quite simple, my belief is that we should stick to the referendum from 2014 and respect it. It was very clear—the SNP said it at the time —that it was a once-in-a-generation referendum. I do not believe that we should go into a process of neverendums, which are divisive, unsettling and bad for jobs in Scotland. We should respect democracy, and that is what I am doing—democracy that was handed out by the Scottish people in 2014.