SNP can stop Tory majority as polls narrow says Sturgeon

SNP can stop Tory majority as polls narrow says Sturgeon

Ms Sturgeon also said it was important to have organisations like the European Union to help deal with global problems such as climate change and said no single country could tackle such issues "despite what President Trump seems to think".

The First Minister will campaign in Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintoilloch East, Argyll and Bute, North Ayrshire, Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock, Dumfries and Galloway and Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale.

Nicola Sturgeon said she believes Scotland will be independent by 2025 - amid predictions she could hold the balance of power after June 8.

When the results are put into the ScotlandVotes seat predictor by Weber Shandwick, they indicate the SNP could lose as many as 10 constituencies, falling from the 56 it won in 2015 to 46.

She ruled out a formal coalition but said the SNP could work with other left-leaning parties on a case-by-case basis.

"While the Tories remain on course to win the election UK-wide, Scotland could be pivotal in reducing the size of their majority. Electing strong SNP voices is the only way to keep the Tories in check".

Responding to Ms Sturgeon's comments on Friday, Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale insisted Mr Corbyn had "absolutely 100% refuted any prospect of a deal, a coalition or a pact with the SNP".

Former Better Together leader Lord Darling told voters: "I retired from frontline politics after the independence referendum but I'm sending you this letter because we have a real opportunity at the ballot box on 8 June to end talk of another referendum".

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Scotland has slipped down the Pisa global education rankings with the most recent report in December Scotland's worst since devolution, recording falls in reading, maths and science in secondary school pupils.

Mr Robertson said the election campaign had "completely exposed" Conservative Party plans to hit family incomes and the incomes of older people.

Nicola Sturgeon told the Border Telegraph: "This election is important for the Borders, but it's important for Scotland as a whole".

"It will only help the SNP win here and allow Nicola Sturgeon to use the result to continue her campaign for independence".

Mrs May saw her rating plummet by 15 points on the previous YouGov poll in May while Mr Corbyn saw his rating rise by 31 points.

She said the only way to "fightback against the SNP" was to vote for the Conservatives. We're choosing MPs who will go to Westminster and vote on public spending, whether the money available to invest in our schools and hospitals goes up or down.

She said: 'My position on a referendum is straight forward - I think at the end of the Brexit process.we need to have a choice for our future.

"Do they want an MP who will do nothing more than advance the cause for another divisive independence referendum, or do they want an MP that will stand up for the local community?"

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