Independence Referendum

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 22nd March 2017.

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Photo of Alex Cole-Hamilton Alex Cole-Hamilton Liberal Democrat

I rise to offer my support for the Liberal Democrat amendment and to keep a promise that I made to the residents of Edinburgh Western who sent me to the Parliament. This debate is about holding another referendum, but it serves as a proxy, as similar debates have done previously, for the wider discussion about our continuing place in the United Kingdom. These islands run through me, from the greater London new town of my birth, to the hilltops of Wales, where we scattered my grandfather’s ashes.