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Meeting of the Parliament 09 March 2016 [Draft] : 09 March 2016 View PDF version
Humza Yousaf

I do not focus much on what Boris Johnson has to say, but what I have heard thus far from the leave campaign has been very negative. We have also seen that from e...

Meeting of the Parliament 09 March 2016 [Draft] : 09 March 2016 View PDF version
The Minister for Europe and International Development (Humza Yousaf)

There are many benefits from Scotland and the United Kingdom being in the European Union. I will not rehearse the economic arguments, which have been well made. W...

Meeting of the Parliament 09 March 2016 [Draft] : 09 March 2016 View PDF version
Humza Yousaf

That is a fair point to make. I have suggested it to people who believe in Britain’s exit from the European Union—Brexit. Jamie McGrigor will be pleased about the...

Meeting of the Parliament 09 March 2016 [Draft] : 09 March 2016 View PDF version
Humza Yousaf

I agree with the member whole-heartedly. It would be democratically indefensible if Scotland were dragged out of the European Union against its will.

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Meeting of the Parliament 09 March 2016 [Draft] : 09 March 2016 View PDF version
The Minister for Europe and International Development (Humza Yousaf)

The Scottish Government believes whole-heartedly that European Union membership is in the best interests of Scotland and the rest of the UK. We will focus our resources on continuing to make...

Meeting of the Parliament 02 March 2016 : 02 March 2016 View PDF version
The Minister for Europe and International Development (Humza Yousaf)

I thank Fiona McLeod for lodging the motion and securing the debate. I know that she does not like praise, but nonetheless I hope that she will indulge us, as thi...

European and External Relations Committee 25 February 2016 : 25 February 2016 View PDF version
Humza Yousaf

I would be reluctant to speculate on that, but I will make a general point. The UK Government is allies with other Governments, particularly those on the centre-r...

European and External Relations Committee 25 February 2016 : 25 February 2016 View PDF version
Humza Yousaf

What I meant was that purdah would not stop the Government from appointing ministers. However, ministers would be restricted from making pronouncements about the ...

European and External Relations Committee 25 February 2016 : 25 February 2016 View PDF version
Humza Yousaf

I am never partisan when I come in front of the committee. However, there is a genuine concern. The situation can go one of two ways. The issues that we wish to d...

European and External Relations Committee 25 February 2016 : 25 February 2016 View PDF version
Humza Yousaf

I entirely agree. Our generation was not brought up with the notion of how the construct came out of the ashes of war. Our generation takes peace for granted. Tha...

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