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4. I enter into the spirit of the afternoon’s proceedings by also wishing the cabinet secretary—indeed, everyone—all the very best for the future. To ask the Scottish Government what impact the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union has had on Scotland’s relationships with countries outwith the EU. (S5O-05125)
We need to recognise the benefits that we have already seen—for example, the United States Government’s recent lifting of tariffs on many goods, which should result in millions of pounds from exports of cashmere and of cheese and other delicacies. Will the cabinet secretary commit the Scottish Government to working positively to benefit the whole of Scotland from the advantages that have...
On a point of order, Presiding Officer. I tried to vote, but for some reason my voting app did not work. I would have voted no.
Former Conservative MSP for Lothian
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 7 May 2016 — Election
Left the Scottish Parliament on 5 May 2021 — Dissolved for election
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