I thank Mr Balfour for his kind words. The Scottish Government will publish the draft independence referendum bill as announced in the programme for government before the pre-election recess begins.
My urgent priority—as it should be for all of us in the chamber—is to ensure that Scotland recovers from the pandemic. That has to be done according to what the Scottish people choose rather than what Boris Johnson chooses—that is the big difference. If we look at what will take place, I would rather move forward from the pandemic and rebuild Scotland in a way that is commensurate with...
I welcome Mr Smyth to his new role as his party’s spokesperson on the constitution. However, this is “Hail and farewell”, as far as I can see, because I do not think that I will have an opportunity to take questions from him again. Unfortunately, I start by disagreeing with Mr Smyth. He will have heard what I said in response to Mr Balfour. The urgent necessity is for Scotland to build...
Former Scottish National Party MSP for Argyll and Bute
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 1999 — Election
Left the Scottish Parliament on 5 May 2021 — Dissolved for election
Also represented South of Scotland
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