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Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament at 3:33 pm on 16th June 1999.

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Photo of Andrew Wilson Andrew Wilson Scottish National Party 3:33 pm, 16th June 1999

Once again, we will wait for a free vote. I thank John for his help and guidance on the issue.

Why is it that the partnership agreement has reversed on those issues? Is it because Keith Raffan's party has given up because it cannot secure a majority? Does his party give up its principles when it thinks that no one agrees with it? Are Liberal Democrats that pliable or supple? I suggest that, given Mr Raffan's past experience in other parties, the answer must be yes.