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UK: We should call the Tories 'a separatist party or UKIP for short' - Sturgeon01:59

UK: We should call the Tories 'a separatist party or UKIP for short' - Sturgeon

United Kingdom, Glasgow
October 15, 2016 at 20:19 GMT +00:00 · Published

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon spoke about a second Scottish independence referendum, should the UK Tory-led government reject Scotland's propositions to "try and save the UK as a whole from the fate of a hard Brexit." Sturgeon was delivering her closing speech at the Scottish National Party (SNP) conference in Glasgow on Saturday.

Sturgeon said, "we will propose new powers to help keep Scotland in the single market even if the UK leaves. But if the Tory government rejects these efforts, if it insists on taking Scotland down a path that hurts our economy, cost jobs, lowers our livings standards and damages our reputation as an open, welcoming, diverse country then be in no doubt - Scotland must have the ability to choose a better future and I will make sure that Scotland get that chance."

Furthermore, Sturgeon said that the Tories' vision for the UK was "xenophobic, closed, inward-looking, discriminatory," and that after last week's conference, they should be called "the conservative and separatist party, or UKIP for short," in reference to the right-wing, nationalist UK Independence Party, that called for UK to leave Europe.

The difference between the Scottish and Westminster governments is this - they are retreating to the fringes of Europe. We intend to stay at its very heart, where Scotland belongs," added Sturgeon.

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Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon spoke about a second Scottish independence referendum, should the UK Tory-led government reject Scotland's propositions to "try and save the UK as a whole from the fate of a hard Brexit." Sturgeon was delivering her closing speech at the Scottish National Party (SNP) conference in Glasgow on Saturday.

Sturgeon said, "we will propose new powers to help keep Scotland in the single market even if the UK leaves. But if the Tory government rejects these efforts, if it insists on taking Scotland down a path that hurts our economy, cost jobs, lowers our livings standards and damages our reputation as an open, welcoming, diverse country then be in no doubt - Scotland must have the ability to choose a better future and I will make sure that Scotland get that chance."

Furthermore, Sturgeon said that the Tories' vision for the UK was "xenophobic, closed, inward-looking, discriminatory," and that after last week's conference, they should be called "the conservative and separatist party, or UKIP for short," in reference to the right-wing, nationalist UK Independence Party, that called for UK to leave Europe.

The difference between the Scottish and Westminster governments is this - they are retreating to the fringes of Europe. We intend to stay at its very heart, where Scotland belongs," added Sturgeon.

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