November 25, 1959
I have always considered myself of the reforming centre-left.
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When power is exercised exclusively at the centre, the result is rigidity of rules and alienation of the people subject to those rules.
I'm not someone who dwells upon past events, taking the view that life is too short.
In my view, nations together are stronger than when they are isolated. And because they are stronger, their people are more free, not less.
If British troops are committed to action, then the nation will, of course, support them. Their courage and skill is not in doubt.
I find no contradiction between being a Highlander, a Scot, a citizen of the U.K. and a citizen of the European Union at one and the same time.
There stands no contradiction between giving voice to legitimate anxiety and at the same time, as and when exchange of fire commences, looking to the rest of the country, as well as all of us in the House, to give full moral support to our forces.