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Scotland’s Future

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 18th September 2013.

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Photo of Alex Salmond Alex Salmond First Minister of Scotland, Leader, Scottish National Party

Earlier today—and I have the quotation here—Johann Lamont herself made the argument for Scottish decision making. She said about the Scottish Parliament:

“What it did teach us is that if power is too far away from you, if you don’t have to look in the eye of those who you are making decisions that will affect them, then you will make decisions that will very often damage them.”

Would it not be better if the people making social security decisions and introducing the bedroom tax had to look in the eye of the Scottish people at the moment?