Former MSP, Central Scotland
There is an oxymoron at the heart of the debate—it is “forced marriage”. If something is forced, there cannot be a marriage. The evidence that we took on the bill indicated that there are clearly cases of this abhorrent practice. Scotland needs to stand above the rest of the world and to send the message that we are not prepared to accept it. During debate on the bill it has...
Perhaps they are someone else’s.
This has been a short and sweet, consensual debate. However, I suspect that another event later this morning, commonly known as First Minister’s questions, is likely not to take a lesson from the way in which we have conducted ourselves in dealing with the politics of this place. As other members have said, the bill demonstrates Scotland choosing a piece of legislation that is...
Former Liberal Democrat MSP for Central Scotland
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 3 May 2007 — Election
Left the Scottish Parliament on 23 March 2011 — Election
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