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We can halt Brexit and save ourselves from Boris Johnson

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On Thursday, Scotland has a choice – vote for parties that have ignored Scotland throughout this Brexit chaos, or vote SNP to protect Scotland’s place in Europe.

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Time to send a clear message: Scotland will not be ignored

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This year’s European Elections are the most important in Scotland’s history. We must send an unequivocal message that Scotland must be kept at the heart of Europe, where it belongs.

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A vote for the SNP is a vote to put the brakes on Brexit

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On May 23, let us send a clear message to the EU that Scotland is a proud European nation, and let us send an equally unequivocal message to Westminster that Scotland rejects the increasingly inward-looking politics of the Tories.

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Polls show people want change from failed Westminster system

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The system is broken and any pretence of an ‘equal partnership’ in the UK is gone.
Scotland deserves the choice of a better future than Brexit Britain – that choice must be ours to make.

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Ian Blackford’s address to conference

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“Westminster is dragging us down the path to economic disaster. The people of Scotland deserve the choice of a better future than Brexit Britain”. Read Ian’s full speech to #SNP19 here.

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Brexit chaos shows that time is fast approaching for Scotland to forge its own future

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Scotland will not be held hostage by a Tory Government more interested in putting its fractured party interests above all else. Scotland deserves better and must be given the choice to decide its future.

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It’s time to act to prevent the Brexit catastrophe Scotland faces due to this Tory government

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People are fed up with Brexit, fed up with this shambolic Tory ­Government and the crisis and chaos that it has imposed on us against our will.

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Brexit must be stopped – we have to put it back to the people

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Scotland’s wishes have been ignored throughout the Brexit process – which has proven that we are not treated as an equal partner in the UK. The people of Scotland deserve the right to choose their own future and they will have that right even if Westminster fails.

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Scotland’s future must not be dictated by Tory and DUP Brexiteers

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The DUP and the Tory Brexit extremists have been given more influence over Scotland’s future than the Scottish Parliament and the Scottish people.

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Scotland must decide its own future and not accept this botched Tory Brexit

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Scotland does not have to hit the Tory Brexit iceberg and go down with Theresa May’s sinking ship.
Scotland’s right to choose its own future is undeniable – it’s time for the Tories to stop running scared and accept it.

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Toxic Tory immigration policy drags Scotland down and leaves us poorer

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Tories have a toxic anti-immigration obsession, which ignores Scotland’s interests and will leave all of us poorer. And while Labour too often falls in line with the Tories and UKIP, we’re proud to have a radically different and welcoming approach to immigration.

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Westminster is broken beyond repair

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Scotland hasn’t voted for a Tory government for 64 years, but is increasingly damaged by reckless and incompetent decisions at Westminster.
Independence can be our escape route from this meltdown.

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Westminster parties are incapable of serving Scotland’s interests – and always will be

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The UK is on the brink of the Brexit disaster, but shamefully, both Labour and Tories are too busy being at war with themselves.
This shambles makes it ever clearer that Westminster is incapable of serving Scotland’s interests – and always will be.

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Sneaky Tories must ditch shameless £7,000 raid on our pensioners

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Tory opportunists have sneaked through a cut to pension credit, without debate or scrutiny, that could see some couples take a massive hit.
It’s time the Tories listened and scrapped this ridiculous cut.

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If Labour backs Theresa May’s Brexit deal, it will be a betrayal of Scotland

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If Labour choose to be the midwives of Brexit, they’d be betraying the interests of Scotland, enabling a hard-right Tory agenda, and will be culpable for every job that’s lost as a result.

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Theresa May hasn’t learned anything from her humiliating Brexit defeat

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The Tories keep thinking they can do whatever they want to Scotland and get away with it.
Theresa May must finally stop placating the hard-right Brexiteers, start listening, and face reality.

Ian Blackford at Conference
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Theresa May is still not listening as she drags Scotland off Brexit cliff

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If she genuinely meant to listen, Theresa May should have been reaching out across the nations of the UK.
Instead of scrapping her ridiculous red lines, she keeps on living in fantasy land.

Ian Blackford
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Scotland can’t be in the passenger seat if UK is driven off Brexit cliff edge

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Westminster carries on riding roughshod over Scottish interests.
Scotland cannot be towed along in the Tories’ Brexit mess, and the decision over the EU withdrawal needs to go back to the people.

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Remembering the Iolaire

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One hundred years on from the tragic HMY Iolaire disaster, we remember all those perished, and the devastating impact on their communities and families.

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We need a united front against Theresa May’s chaotic government

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By working together with other opposition parties, we’re hoping to bring this weak and unstable Tory government down and offer a way out of the deadlock.

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Scotland united in rejecting Theresa May’s Brexit deal

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Chaos and crisis continue in ­Westminster as the Tory Party ­divisions deepen and Theresa May struggles with yet another UK Government minister resigning in protest at her damaging Brexit deal.

Ian Blackford
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It’s time to build a welfare system of dignity and fairness

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United Nations report exposes UK Tory ministers “living in denial” over extreme poverty.

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If Northern Ireland can get a special Brexit deal, so must Scotland

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Chaos and crisis have ensued in Westminster with the Tory Party at civil war and the Prime Minister hanging on to office by a thread.

Ian Blackford
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Tories must not use Westminster tactics to prevent proper vote on Brexit deal

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The SNP’s Westminster Group Leader Ian Blackford has joined with other opposition party leaders to demand that UK government allow for a real and unimpeded vote on the final Brexit deal.

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Tories are paying lip service to real living wage for millions

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The Tories brazen rebranding of the national minimum wage as a national living wage is beyond misleading as, despite the name, it is not enough to actually live on.

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Westminster Group Leader Ian Blackford’s speech to SNP conference

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Westminster Group Leader Ian Blackford’s speech to SNP conference in Glasgow.

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The prime minister has a choice: the narrow interests of her party or the best interests of these isles

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The Brexit clock is ticking down but at this critical point the Tories, unbelievably, are too busy tearing themselves apart to consider the future for ordinary people.

Ian Blackford speaking at Conference
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We will continue to stand up for Scotland and the Scottish Parliament

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Yesterday, I was doing my job – standing up for Scotland in Westminster. History will remember this as a defining moment when the UK Parliament chose to reject devolution.