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Referendum on Scottish Independence — [Mr Adrian Bailey in the Chair]

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 5:43 pm on 13th November 2017.

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Photo of Alister Jack Alister Jack Conservative, Dumfries and Galloway 5:43 pm, 13th November 2017

I shall make some progress first.

That message resonated with Scots right across the country, quite simply because people are fed up with Nicola Sturgeon and the SNP putting their obsession with our constitution ahead of governing in the interests of Scotland. Today’s debate is not about whether Scottish independence would be a good thing; I argue strongly that it would not be. It is another debate about process, which, as Martyn Day made clear, is something that the SNP loves.

Constantly talking about this issue is like having Cicero’s sword of Damocles looming over the Scottish economy.