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Day Three at #SNP19

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The third and final day of the SNP’s Autumn Conference got underway in Aberdeen today, finishing with a keynote address by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

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Day Two at #SNP19

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The second day of the SNP’s Autumn Conference got underway in Aberdeen today.

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Day One at #SNP19

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Conference got off to a buoyant start with the release of a new independence poll, showing 50% of Scots now back independence.

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The Social Justice Commission: What you need to know

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The SNP has announced the membership of a Social Justice and Fairness Commission to build the case for independence – showing how, with full powers, Scotland can tackle poverty and create a fairer society.

Nicola Sturgeon at FMQs
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Do the Scottish Tories have no shame?

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It is shameful that a Conservative member of Parliament gets up and asks about the money we’re spending to prepare for the impact of a policy that his party is imposing on Scotland against our will.

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Boris Johnson must resign for acting unlawfully

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“Let’s be blunt about the significance of the ruling. It has found that the PM acted unlawfully in seeking to prorogue Parliament, that he had no good reason for doing so, that in fact it was about evading scrutiny. I think Boris Johnson should resign.”

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IndyRef 5 years on: Better Together promises have turned to dust

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5 years on from the independence referendum, the promises made by the No campaign have turned to dust. Scotland now faces a very different future to the one that was promised.

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Make sure you’re registered to vote before the next election

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A general election is on the horizon, and it’s more important than ever that people in Scotland are registered to vote.

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Our plan for Scotland: what you need to know

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Today saw the publication of the 2019-20 Programme for Government, the Scottish Government’s programme for the year ahead.

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SNP MPs make the case for independence at packed public meeting

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At a packed public meeting last night in Edinburgh, SNP MPs Mhairi Black and Ian Blackford laid out the clear choice now facing the people of Scotland – Brexit Britain or Scottish independence.

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SNP joins cross-party efforts to prevent a no deal Brexit

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Earlier today the SNP’s Westminster leader, Ian Blackford, met with other opposition parties in Westminster to discuss the options for stopping a no deal Brexit.

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Vote for Shetland’s SNP candidate Tom Wills on Thursday for a local champion

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Vote for Tom Wills on Thursday 29th August in the Shetland by-election to send a local champion to the Scottish Parliament, determined to improve life for all islanders.

Tom Wills: With your support, we can achieve so much more for Shetland.
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Tom Wills launches fishing manifesto for Shetland

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SNP candidate for Shetland Tom Wills has launched a short manifesto outlining how, if elected, he will “fight tooth and nail” to make sure Shetland’s booming fishing industry is supported and protected from the devastating consequences of a Tory Brexit.

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Alan Cumming says Scotland must have a choice

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Alan Cumming: “If you look at Brexit as another example of Westminster dictating a policy Scotland didn’t want, that’s what independence is all about. The people of Scotland should be able to decide what they want to do.”

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The ‘No’ Campaign said Boris Johnson wouldn’t become our Prime Minister

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The ‘No’ campaign said Boris Johnson wouldn’t become our Prime Minister. They said it was a “scare story” from the Yes campaign. It happened.

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‘No’ voters are changing their minds on independence

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Former No voters speak to German TV about changing their minds on Scottish independence: “I couldn’t imagine that this was where we were going to end up.”

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GERS figures explained: How we’re delivering for Scotland

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Today the Scottish Government published Government Expenditure and Revenue Scotland – or ‘GERS’ for short – for the year 2018-19.

Mhairi Black and Ian Blackford with the WASPI women
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SNP warns Tory government not to increase state pension age

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A think tank has warned the UK can no longer afford its current pension plan, and has proposed the state pension age should rise to 75 over the next 16 years.

Nicola Sturgeon on Scotland Tonight
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2013 Brexit prediction from Nicola Sturgeon

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In 2013, Nicola Sturgeon said: “we could find ourselves in the position where the UK as a whole votes to come out and we vote to stay in, and we get taken out against our will”. That’s exactly what happened.

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Scottish independence ‘polar opposite of Brexit UK’

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James O’Brien: “This emotional connection, affinity, sense of being at home. Maybe even England is starting not to feel like that place, so what right have I to demand Scotland stays shackled to this ludicrous vessel of nonsense and xenophobia they’re trying to turn England into?”

Nicola Sturgeon on stage at TED talks Edinburgh
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A majority of people in Scotland now favour independence

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Nicola Sturgeon: “Independence is about self-governance, about being in charge of decisions that govern a country, and allowing us to co-operate on the international arena as a friend and ally as well.”

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Major new poll finds majority of Scots back independence

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A new Lord Ashcroft poll published this morning by Holyrood Magazine shows 52% of Scots back independence, with a majority also favouring a referendum before 2021.

Boris Johnson climbing the stairs of Bute House to meet Nicola Sturgeon
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Boris Johnson makes his first visit to Scotland as Prime Minister

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The UK’s new Prime Minister began his visit to Scotland at a high-security military base, and didn’t interact with the public once during the trip.

Boris Johnson on a zipwire in front of Downing Street
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Boris Johnson has no mandate to govern Scotland

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Boris Johnson has just been appointed Prime Minister, not by the people of the UK, nor by the people of Scotland, but by Tory members.

David Mundell arriving at Downing Street
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Taxpayers pay the price for Mundell’s astronomical spending spree

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The Scotland Office is facing serious questions after new analysis revealed an astronomical surge in spending under Secretary of State David Mundell.

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20 years of the Scottish Parliament – the Sheena Wellington interview

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20 years ago, Sheena Wellington sang ‘A Man’s a Man’ at the opening of the Scottish Parliament. In this interview, Sheena reflects on the moment that changed Scotland forever.

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From the archive: Winnie Ewing’s Saltire

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Not a lot of people know that SNP headquarters holds an extensive archive of the independence movement. One of the most interesting objects we have is the Saltire flown from the window of Winnie Ewing’s train carriage after her by-election victory in 1967.

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We watched the Tory leadership hustings so you don’t have to

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Neither Boris Johnson nor Jeremy Hunt were able to articulate any specific vision for Scotland – and both of them committed to taking Scotland out of Europe against our will.