The Week in Review: 26 Oct – 1 Nov

It’s been quite an eventful week in politics. In case you missed it, here’s a quick round up of all the latest news.

📍 On Saturday, the SNP’s Westminster Leader Ian Blackford wrote to Donald Tusk, the president of the European Council, asking for a Brexit extension till 31 January 2020 so that an election could be secured.

📍 On Monday the EU agreed a Brexit extension till 31 January 2020.

By Tuesday it was clear a general election was coming. We set out our key messages – Scotland’s for Europe, and we demand the right to choose an independent future.

We attempted to give EU nationals and 16-17 year olds to vote in the election, in line with voting at the Scottish Parliament. 

📍 Ian Blackford set out the reasons why this general election would be so important for Scotland’s future.

📍 By Wednesday Nicola Sturgeon was already on the campaign trail, speaking to people in Stirling and supporting local candidate Alyn Smith.

📍 Nicola Sturgeon highlighted the election issues ahead, saying that Scotland’s right to choose its own future would be at the heart of the election.

📍 An audience member on BBC Scotland’s Debate Night spoke eloquently on the need to vote SNP at the upcoming election.

📍 On Thursday, at First Minister’s Questions, Nicola Sturgeon said the Westminster system was broken – and that’s why the people of Scotland needed independence.

📍 Thursday 31 October was also meant to be the day Scotland was dragged out of Europe against our will – but it didn’t happen.

📍 Friday began with Nicola Sturgeon out and about campaigning in Leith.

📍 By Friday afternoon, a former Liberal Democrat Provost came out in favour of the SNP candidate Stephen Gethins – and a former Labour MSP, now serving as a Glasgow councillor, defected to the SNP.