WATCH: Alex Cole-Hamilton defend Scotland’s place in the UK in Oxford Union debate

Alex Cole-Hamilton recently took part in an Oxford Union debate on Scottish independence. His side, opposing the motion that “This House would support an independent Scotland” won comfortably.

Watch his speech here:

He talked about the dangers of nationalism and its inability to actually solve the problems countries face, how the uncertainties of independence would damage our lives and about the positives of unions, whether UK or EU, working together.

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  • George Thomas 5th Mar '23 - 10:23am

    Isn’t the EU an example of where independent countries can still work together for common good?

    I’m looking forward to Tories describing risk of uncertainty of changing government during hard times at next general election and Lib Dems agreeing it’s not time for a change.

    I scroll down the home page and see so many stories about how our lives in the UK are becoming worse. I wonder if staying as we are gives us the ability to solve the problems we face?

    I want to be won over by the argument that “Scotland’s in such a strong position it could become independent and thrive, but that’s exactly why should say in this union which has helped put Scotland in such a position.” Any argument that says Scotland would be such a weak position that wouldn’t do well is a description of where Scotland has been brought to by being part of the UK.

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