UK MP tells schoolgirl 'f*** off back to Scotland'

Nick Mcbride
May 16, 2017

The party found it hard to make an impact, but grew steadily throughout the 1960s and 1970s.

The election of Alex Salmond to the leadership in 1990 proved significant.

"There can be no doubt that the Tories at Westminster would use a bigger majority at this election to make ordinary families bear an even greater burden of needless austerity".

The results of last week's council polls are expected to give added momentum to candidates looking for votes in the general election.

Just a year after being frustrated by the vote to remain part of the United Kingdom, the party almost swept the board in Scotland, taking 56 of the 59 Scottish parliamentary seats, including 40 out of 41 seats from Labour.

Tory deputy leader Jackson Carlaw said: "Her position on Europe has descended into complete chaos".

Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale said: "Nicola Sturgeon is trying to use Brexit as the excuse for another divisive referendum, but won't be straight with people about her position on European Union membership".

She will say it is more vital than ever to have strong SNP voices "standing up for Scotland".

"The Conservative vote is on the rise, but I think at the end of the day Scotland will be the only place the Conservatives have been beaten - that is to say the objective of an election campaign is to win more votes and more seats than any other party - and we are confident the SNP will do exactly that across Scotland". Mrs May will hope a resounding victory in June will empower her to continue to resist those demands.

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"The starting point for Scotland is that we would use the pound until we made a decision to do something else", Ms Sturgeon told BBC Radio Scotland today.

Ms Sturgeon has already set up an SNP "Growth Commission" to map out an economic blueprint report for an independent Scotland.

Tory MSP Donald Cameron said: "As far as running the country goes, the last 10 years is more about what the SNP hasn't achieved. So we've got a vested interest in being a constructive participant".

The currency was seen as a major weakness of the pro-independence campaign in 2014, after the SNP's proposals for a currency union with rest of the UK were rejected by The UK Government. With only three seats in Scotland not already in party hands (independent MPs now sit in two other seats, having resigned the party whip) there is little scope for advance.

The party now has 19 seats overall, one more than the Conservatives who now have 18 councillors after gaining seven seats.

Ms Dugdale promised that every Scottish Labour MP elected to Westminster would "oppose austerity and fight for the best Brexit deal for Britain".

The First Minister wants to hold a second independence referendum sometime between autumn 2018 and spring 2019, arguing this is necessary to give Scotland - which voted against Brexit in 2016 - the chance to choose a different future.

Where do they stand on Brexit?

Knightley also questioned the SNP's desire to be in the EU, as aside from the UK Scotland's biggest trading partner is the U.S. rather than a nation from the European continent. "She claims we must have a referendum on independence because we're leaving the EU".

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