Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said it would be “absurd and completely outrageous” if the UK Government went to court to block a second independence referendum.She stated: “For this to end up in court, which is not something I ever want to see, it would mean a Conservative government had refused to respect the democratic wishes of the Scottish people and the outcome of a democratic election and tried to go to the Supreme Court to overturn Scottish democracy.”
Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove has said a second Scottish independence referendum remains off the government's agenda, insisting ministers are instead focusing on Covid and the economy.
The Conservative frontbencher went on to urge Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon to "concentrate on the virus rather than pandering to the hardcore of those who want Indy at any price." Report by Buseld. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Nicola Sturgeon opens the Police Scotland International Academy in Tulliallan, Fife. She speaks to those who will be running the academy as well as probationer police officers training at Police Scotland’s HQ.
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Coronavirus restrictions are to ease in Scotland on Monday as Nicola Sturgeon confirmed the country will move to Level 0 of lockdown measures, with some changes to original plans.The First Minister briefed MSPs in a virtual setting of the Scottish Parliament, which was recalled from its summer recess for the update.She said the success of the vaccination programme meant restrictions could be eased as planned next week, but with some modifications.Under the Level 0 rules, social distancing will be reduced to one metre inside public places.
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The UK Government’s approach to dropping coronavirus regulations “is something of an exception”, Nicola Sturgeon said as she stressed she and her ministers will have to “think carefully about what steps we do take at this juncture”.The Prime Minister has promised to tear up most of England’s coronavirus regulations at Step 4 of the road map on July 19, but Scotland’s First Minister said many protections will be retained north of the border.Ms Sturgeon told a Scottish Government coronavirus briefing on Thursday that current high case numbers are concerning, but there is a “suggestion that the recent surge in cases may be to some extent levelling off”.
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The Queen has met Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, during an audience at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh.The meeting at the Queen’s official residence in Scotland took place during her traditional trip north of the border for Holyrood Week.
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Nicola Sturgeon has been formally sworn in as First Minister of Scotland at the Court of Session in Edinburgh. On Tuesday 18 May, the Scottish Parliament formally voted for Ms Sturgeon to continue as..