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Will the member take an intervention?
It would be remiss of me not to personally thank Emma Harper for all the hard work that she has put into the bill. It is a fitting end to our parliamentary session, and I have been privileged to work with her on it. I thank her on behalf of people such as Joyce Campbell, Sally Crowe and all my constituents in Caithness, Sutherland and Ross.
I, too, add my thanks and wish the best of luck to Mike Russell, who has been a great support to me over the past five years and before that. I am sure that I will see him before we both go. The report of the Smith commission included a clear commitment that “nothing in this report prevents Scotland becoming an independent country in the future should the people of Scotland so choose”....
Former Scottish National Party MSP for Caithness, Sutherland and Ross
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 7 May 2016 — Election
Left the Scottish Parliament on 5 May 2021 — Dissolved for election
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