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Ruth Davidson berates Nicola Sturgeon and her 'SINKING DREAM of independence'

Ruth Davidson berates Nicola Sturgeon and her 'SINKING DREAM of independence'”

Sturgeon, whose Scottish National Party lost seats to the Scottish Conservatives in an election last week, has long complained about May's approach to governing, saying the prime minister ignored Scotland's demands in her Brexit plan.

The Tory politician used First Minister's Questions to accuse Mrs Sturgeon of "double standards" for failing to act quickly to rule out another referendum.

Ms Davidson said: "Let's cut to the chase today".

Scotland's devolved nationalist government said on Thursday it wanted to meet all parties to work out "the least bad Brexit for Scotland", arguing that the change in the political landscape made such talks necessary.Scots voted to stay in the European Union in last year's referendum, but their choice was outweighed by England, and the United Kingdom as a whole voted 52-48 percent for Brexit.

"In the space of less than a year they have jeopardised the economic security of the United Kingdom, running the risk of making the United Kingdom a laughing stock internationally and, as if that wasn't bad enough, putting the Irish peace process at risk into the bargain", she said, in a rowdy session at Scotland's devolved parliament.

The First Minister repeated her position that she would proceed with "calm reflection in the national interest".

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During fiery exchanges at Holyrood, she accused the Conservatives of being a "shower of charlatans" and Ruth Davidson of being a "one-trick pony" only interested in challenging her on independence.

Ms Davidson said: "The First Minister talks about decisions made in the best interests of Scotland but doesn't she realise that is precisely what we did in 2014?"

The Scottish Conservative leader said: "Well, Thursday's election was not the only test of public opinion in the last week".

"In short, in just four days' time we are going to be led off the cliff edge by a Tory G overnment devoid of legitimacy and credibility and utterly clueless about what it is trying to achieve".

"Given that the First Minister has said that she wants to be involved in negotiating Brexit on behalf of the United Kingdom, will she not now recognise that she can not be sitting at the top table and heading for the exit at one and the same time?"

The SNP is now mulling over the result and what it means for independence, Sturgeon has said.



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