Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Election 2017: SNP manifesto calls for referendum 'at end of Brexit process'

Opposition to an independence referendum will be "democratically unsustainable" if the SNP wins a majority of Scottish seats, Nicola Sturgeon has said.

The SNP leader was speaking in Perth as her party's general election manifesto was published.

The document calls for a vote on independence to be held "at the end of the Brexit process".

The SNP won 56 of the 59 seats in Scotland in the 2015 general election.

And the party is widely expected to again finish as comfortably the biggest in the country this time around, despite opinion polls suggesting it is likely to lose some seats.
The party's manifesto also sets out "anti-austerity" plans to invest £118bn in UK public services, and pledges to increase the minimum wage to £10 an hour.

And it calls for Scotland to have control over immigration and to remain in the EU single market after Brexit.

BBC     News.