Referendums

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 22nd May 2019.

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Photo of Ruth Davidson Ruth Davidson Conservative

I have never had a problem standing up to the alpha males in my party. I wonder whether the First Minister has always been able to say the same.

After campaigning in the Brexit referendum campaign UK-wide, the First Minister now refuses to accept the result because she lost it. She mentioned principle, so let us talk about a matter of principle. I believe that when we have asked people to make a decision, and have said that we would enact whatever they decided, democracy will be damaged fundamentally if we then insist, at the first opportunity, that the vote be held again. Does she not see that we should not change the rules after the event?