Thank You Mr President,
It with great pleasure that I rise to oppose the motion and not only that, but to attest that this Kingdom is not only united today, but that it will remain so for many, many years to come.
Well, that’s the last time I complain about not having a proper winter for years! As the snow continues to fall outside, I hope this finds you all safe and well.
This week I have been proud to see Britain’s Armed Forces assisting health centres, GPs and the ambulance service with the delivery of Covid-19 support.
The Army is setting up 80 new vaccine centres for NHS Scotland from this week.
And so we near the end of January.
A poll published over the weekend found that 40 per cent of Scottish voters under 34 reject any British component to their identity.
Happy New Year!
I hope this message finds you well and that you were able to enjoy the festive period, as different as it was.
Last year was an awful one. Lives and livelihoods put on hold. Loved ones lost. Economies ground to a halt.
It has been a busy start to the week after a busy end to last week, both in Westminster and in West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine.
All of us yearn for the days when we can meet and mingle again - literally rub shoulders with friends and colleagues.