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

No, I think that it is quite straightforward. I think that people should respect democracy, as I said in my previous answer to Pete Wishart. We are respecting democracy. We are acknowledging this is once in a generation; we do not believe Scotland should be thrown on to the uncertainty of neverendums. It is very straight- forward: a generation, by any calculation, is 25 years and, frankly, SNP Members just have to accept that and focus on what matters, which is recovering from this pandemic and us all pulling together.