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The Scottish National Party is a Scottish nationalist, social-democratic political party in Scotland. The SNP supports and campaigns for Scottish independence within the European Union, with a platform based on civic nationalism. The SNP is the third-largest political party by membership in the United Kingdom, behind the Labour Party and the Conservative Party and it is the largest political party in Scotland, where it has the most seats in the Scottish Parliament and 48 out of the 59 Scottish seats in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. The current Scottish National Party leader, Nicola Sturgeon, has served as First Minister of Scotland since November 2014.

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SNP's Ian Blackford calls out the PM on Rashford's food campaign [Video]

SNP's Ian Blackford calls out the PM on Rashford's food campaign

SNP Westminster leader Ian Blackford said Marcus Rashford “has shown more moral leadership in tackling poverty in a matter of days than this Tory government has in this past decade of cuts”.

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Critics lead backlash against Dominic Cummings' statement [Video]

Critics lead backlash against Dominic Cummings' statement

Dominic Cummings has faced huge backlash from politicians and the public after being accused of flouting the rules he helped impose on the rest of the country. Critics included political commentator..

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Ian Blackford calls for Dominic Cummings to resign [Video]

Ian Blackford calls for Dominic Cummings to resign

The Scottish National Party's Westminster leader Ian Blackford has called on Dominic Cummings to resign over allegations he broke lockdown rules by travelling hundreds of miles to his parents while..

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Brexit briefing: 228 days until the end of the transition period [Video]

Brexit briefing: 228 days until the end of the transition period

The UK left the European Union on January 31. Here we look at the latest figures and key dates in the ongoing Brexit process. Europe’s chief Brexit negotiator has been told there is “significant..

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