Rory on Scotland: “I am passionately a unionist”

Rory spoke with the BBC on his vision for Scotland as part of the UK:

He has declared himself to be "strongly, strongly against" a second independence referendum, adding: "I am passionately a unionist. I would have no country if Scotland left the United Kingdom. Who would I be?"

He has also pledged to beef up the Scotland Office, saying: "On the first day in office I would set up a secretary of state which would be a stronger, more powerful version of the Secretary of State for Scotland, with the money and resources behind it.

"The job would be to listen carefully to what Scotland needs and to bring all the influence and all the potential of the UK government to make sure that everywhere - from Orkney to Glasgow to Melrose - got the kind of development investment they require."

Rory Stewart