The Week in Review: 16 Nov – 22 Nov

With the General Election campaign well underway it’s been yet another busy week for the SNP. In case you missed it, here’s a quick round up of all the latest news.

📍 On Saturday First Minister Nicola Sturgeon was on the campaign trail, supporting the SNP candidate for Angus, Dave Doogan.

📍 Later that day Nicola Sturgeon visited Brew Dog in Ellon, supporting the SNP’s candidate for Gordon, Richard Thomson.

📍 On Sunday Ian Blackford appeared on the Andrew Marr Show, making the case that only the SNP are strong enough to defeat the Tories in Scotland. Every vote for the SNP reduces the chances of a Tory government.

📍 On Monday we explained why we were taking legal action to be part of the ITV election debate. Excluding the UK’s third party and Scotland’s party of government was fundamentally unfair – here’s why:

📍 Later that day it was announced the SNP would not be allowed onto ITV’s election debate. Ian Blackford highlighted how Scottish voters were being treated as second-class citizens, and weren’t being properly represented by broadcasters.

📍 In light of Scotland being excluded from the TV debate, Mhairi Black said it was more important than ever to register to vote. This election is our chance to make Scotland’s voice heard.

📍 On Tuesday, Nicola Sturgeon was in Stirling, supporting SNP candidate Alyn Smith and visiting local businesses.

📍 On Tuesday night ITV hosted its debate between Jeremy Corbyn and Boris Johnson. Viewers were given a substantial segment on Scotland and the SNP – but no Scottish representatives were allowed in the room.

📍 The SNP decided to run its own live broadcast over social media whilst the debate was on. Artist Neil Slorance illustrated Scotland’s journey to independence and the fork in the road now facing Scottish voters.

📍 Speaking in Dundee on Wednesday, Nicola Sturgeon said Brexit was just one example of Scotland paying a high price for Westminster control. She urged voters to vote SNP on 12 December to put Scotland’s future in Scotland’s hands.

📍 That evening, the SNP’s David Linden was on BBC Debate Night, highlighting how Scotland didn’t vote for Brexit, and how Scotland needed an escape route with independence.

📍 At Thursday’s First Minister’s Questions, Nicola Sturgeon reiterated her commitment to getting rid of the UK’s nuclear weapons on the Clyde – a policy which Labour has dropped under Jeremy Corbyn.

📍 And on Thursday night’s BBC Question Time, the SNP’s Dr Philippa Whitford highlighted how Scotland’s NHS was under threat from a Tory-Trump trade deal.