MSP, Airdrie and Shotts
I start by agreeing with Jackson Carlaw on two fundamental principles, with which I think that everybody in my party agrees. The first principle is that getting an agreement between the Scottish Government and the UK Government would be the best solution for everybody. As a back bencher, I was under the impression that that was the direction that everybody was trying to head in. The second...
I will, in a minute. It is very clear to me that there is a way forward if everybody is prepared to be reasonable and if there is no change in policy in the way that there might have been in London. Basically, we need to agree on two things, the first of which is that the outstanding 25 powers be repatriated along with the other 86 from whence they came under the law on devolution. Those...
My view is very simple. The purpose of the bill is to protect the devolved settlement, full stop. It has nothing to do with Brexit per se. It is about protecting the devolved settlement. If the kind of solution that I have outlined is implemented, it will do exactly that.
Scottish National Party MSP for Airdrie and Shotts
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 1999 — Election
Also represented Central Scotland
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