Referendums (Scotland) Bill

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament at on 13 June 2019.

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Photo of Claire Baker Claire Baker Labour

The citizens assembly has been framed as a space for open discussion and balanced debate, but how can that be possible when the Government has introduced a referendum bill and has thereby so clearly indicated what it sees as the inevitable conclusion of the assembly’s discussions? How can we have meaningful debate about Scotland and the UK’s constitutional future when there are clear implications for other nations?

In addition to those questions—