Soccer referee seeks to send off senior Scottish nationalist in UK election

The Tories now have only one Scottish MP, David Mundell, the Scottish secretary.

But once "don't knows" were stripped out, the split was 60 per cent to 40 per cent in favour of remaining in the UK.

Tom Costley, head of Kantar in Scotland, said: "One group of particular interest is those who voted Yes in the 2014 independence referendum and then voted Leave in the European Union referendum - one in three (30 per cent) of this group do not want a referendum at all, possibly suggesting that leaving the European Union was their primary goal and at the time Scottish independence seemed the best way to achieve this".

The Kantar Scottish Opinion Monitor found only 26 per cent wanted another referendum between autumn 2018 and spring 2019.

'There is a clear choice and a vote for the Tories is not some pain-free tactical vote - it has consequences.

Maybe Ruth Davidson would be more honest if she stuck to defending the policies being imposed on Scotland against their will by the Westminster Tories like the hated "Bedroom Tax", the impoverishment of hundreds of thousands of children (not just in Scotland, all over the UK), Theresa May's reckless hard-Brexit posturing, and the absolutely sickening Tory rape clause?

"The election won't decide whether or not Scotland becomes independent", she told the Scottish Trades Union Congress.

The Scottish National Party (SNP) has accused the Conservatives of doing the "bare minimum" for older people and of "shameful" treatment of pensioners.

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Miss Sturgeon dismissed the chances of Jeremy Corbyn forming a government.

But despite two decades of the vote being split between Labour, the SNP and the Liberal Democrats, the Conservatives are looking to pick up more than two seats north of the border thanks to their strong stance against independence.

Nicola Sturgeon has suggested she could lose a "swathe of seats" in the general election and still claim a "win" by getting more votes and seats than any other party, writes The Herald, which reports on a new poll suggesting increased support for the Conservatives in Scotland.

Mrs May had repeatedly ruled out a snap election before last week's announcement.

The bid - being organised is being organised by the Open Britain, European Movement and Britain for Europe groups with the "full support" of Mr Blair - comes amid desperate efforts to limit Theresa May's negotiating position in Brexit talks.

The pro-European groups will draw on their database of 600,000 activists to target Brexiteers and support Europhile MPs like Labour's Mary Creagh, Conservative Neil Carmichael and Green MP Caroline Lucas. But I have said we have to recognise where we are.

If Jeremy Corbyn wins the general election on June 8, European nationals would have their right to remain in the United Kingdom guaranteed on the first day of a Labour administration.

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