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I think it's a matter of democratic principle that the Scottish Parliament on such a big fundamental issue, with so many implications for the devolved settlement should have a say on whether or not it consents to the triggering of Article 50. So we will bring forward a motion that allows the Scottish parliament to do that.
00:00:22
And I would then hope that the UK government would pay attention to it. I think a pretty fundamental question emerges here. We've long been told that the UK is a partnership of equals with all of the formations that make it up. But if we're now being told that Scotland's voice simply doesn't matter, that it will not be heard, it will not be listened to, not just that it's not enforceable in the courts, but it's not going to be politically listened to.
00:00:47
Then that raises a really fundamental question for Scotland. Are we happy to allow our future to be dictated by a Westminster government with one AP in Scotland? Or is it time to take our future into our own hands?