The words of a former Aberdeen MP were recalled during yesterday’s debate on the Queen’s Speech.
Conservative MP Penny Mordaunt became only the second woman to propose the speech in parliament during the monarch’s reign.
The last was Lady Tweedsmuir, Aberdeen South MP, in 1957.
Ms Mordaunt had researched Lady Tweedsmuir’s speech and found much that was still relevant today.
“She started by extolling the strengths of Scotland in the United Kingdom,” MPs heard.
“She then set out the challenges facing the country, including the forging of a new relationship with Europe based on trade and co-operation, the creation of a new defence able to respond to Russian aggression and the growing of the economy, fusing the gigantic resources of the old world to the new.
“She then discussed the cost of living and the reform of the upper House, and finished by advocating the advantages of having more women parliamentarians.”
Dame Anne Begg, the current Aberdeen South MP, seconded the Queen’s Speech in 2000, as did Gordon MP Sir Malcolm Bruce in 2012.