I participated in the Westminster Hall debate on the Claim of Right for Scotland. I discussed the will of the Scottish people to remain in the UK and retain the advantages we enjoy from the European Union.

Background: the Claim of Right for Scotland was a document penned in 1989, by Scottish politicians of all party’s (except the SNP), which was integral to the devolution process.

Claim of Right text:

“We, gathered as the Scottish Constitutional Convention, do hereby acknowledge the sovereign right of the Scottish people to determine the form of Government best suited to their needs, and do hereby declare and pledge that in all our actions and deliberations their interests shall be paramount.

We further declare and pledge that our actions and deliberations shall be directed to the following ends:

To agree a scheme for an Assembly or Parliament for Scotland;

To mobilise Scottish opinion and ensure the approval of the Scottish people for that scheme; and

To assert the right of the Scottish people to secure implementation of that scheme.”

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