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Cross-border agreement in the Commons

Michael Moore MP

Michael Moore MP

There was cross-party agreement in the House of Commons yesterday after Borders MP Michael Moore, alongside Conservative MP for Penrith and the Border Rory Stewart, made the case for United Kingdom cross-border unity at Scottish Questions.

Mr Moore and Mr Stewart asked the Secretary of State for Scotland specifically about what independence would mean for border constituencies.

Commenting on the exchange, Michael Moore MP said: “The future shape of Scotland, and the very existence of the United Kingdom, is at stake in the forthcoming referendum. If Scotland were to leave the United Kingdom, the Border constituencies would be the first to feel the effects of an international border.

“Anybody who pauses at the top of the Carter Bar on the A68 is able to experience one of the most beautiful views of Scotland, as well as one of the most beautiful views of England.

“I hope that at the end of the year when I pause at the top of the Carter Bar, this spot will still be a mutual meeting point between two nations, rather than an international border point separating two states.”

 

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