Yesterday there was a debate on the profoundly important issue of the Scottish referendum. I don’t think the importance or the implications of this have fully sunk in either with all the Scottish people or everyone else in the UK who will feel the effects if there is vote for independence.
There are particularly important implications for Scottish people living in the rest of the UK (about 0ne million people). They will become foreign citizens unless and until they return to Scotland. They are not allowed a vote in the referendum but they have influence. I hope they use it to encourage a vote against separation.
My message is that we need Scotland in the UK. We are all stronger and more prosperous because of the union. Separation would be bad for Scotland and bad for the rest of the country.
Read the debate here: