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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. It is the third-largest political party by membership in the United Kingdom, behind the Labour Party and the Conservative Party; it is the third-largest by overall representation in the House of Commons, behind the Conservative Party and the Labour Party; and it is the largest political party in Scotland, where it has the most seats in the Scottish Parliament and 47 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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Johnson tells Scottish nationalists to stop trying to break up United Kingdom

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Thursday the Scottish National Party (SNP) should stop trying to break up the United Kingdom and focus more on delivering policy for the people of Scotland.
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UK PM Johnson must accept another Scottish independence vote: Sturgeon

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson needs to "focus on reality" and recognize that the Scottish National Party (SNP) has been given a mandate for a second independence referendum, Scottish First..
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Sturegon calls on Johnson to allow second Scottish independence referendum [Video]Sturegon calls on Johnson to allow second Scottish independence referendum

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said she has published a "detailed, considered" case for a second referendum on independence. The SNP leader said that following last week's election victory..

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SNP's new MP protests during royal swearing-in oath [Video]SNP's new MP protests during royal swearing-in oath

SNP MP Steven Bonnar clearly crosses fingers as he is sworn into the House of Commons, in protest at the oath made to the Queen. The MP for Coatbridge Chryston & Bellshill made what seems to be a..

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Ian Blackford welcomes all SNP MP's to Parliament [Video]Ian Blackford welcomes all SNP MP's to Parliament

The SNP's Westminster leader Ian Blackford welcomes the contingent of SNP MP's to Westminster in front of a press photocall. Report by Woodsli. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and..

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Ian Blackford: Scotland has spoken on second independence referendum [Video]Ian Blackford: Scotland has spoken on second independence referendum

Boris Johnson has got his answer as to whether the people of Scotland want a second independence referendum, Ian Blackford has warned. The SNP's Westminster leader said that Mr Johnson must respect..

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British parties divided over Scottish independence [Video]British parties divided over Scottish independence

The leader of Scotland's ruling SNP says the UK's ruling Conservatives need to face up to the "reality" of a fresh referendum on Scottish independence. David Doyle reports.

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Nicola Sturgeon warns PM he can't "bludgeon" Scotland [Video]Nicola Sturgeon warns PM he can't "bludgeon" Scotland

Boris Johnson cannot "bludgeon" Scotland into seeing the world in the same way that he does, Nicola Sturgeon has said. She spoke with the Prime Minister in a phone call on Friday following the election..

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Johnson urges healing for Brexit-bound Britain [Video]Johnson urges healing for Brexit-bound Britain

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson called for unity on Friday (December 13) after he won a resounding victory that sets Britain on a fast-track course out of the European Union. Lucy Fielder reports.

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Scottish National Party sees huge gains after UK election [Video]Scottish National Party sees huge gains after UK election

The SNP unseated Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson in a constituency in central Scotland in dramatic result.

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SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon plans second independence referendum bid [Video]SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon plans second independence referendum bid

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says the Scottish Government will next week publish a "detailed democratic case for a transfer of power to enable a referendum to be put beyond legal challenge". In a..

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Victory for nationalism? Johnson's win puts UK's future in doubt [Video]Victory for nationalism? Johnson's win puts UK's future in doubt

Britain's election result was hailed as a victory for English, Scottish and Irish nationalism. Could it could spell the end of the United Kingdom? Ciara Lee reports

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UK's Johnson gets 'huge' Brexit mandate in seismic election win [Video]UK's Johnson gets 'huge' Brexit mandate in seismic election win

Prime Minister Boris Johnson's ruling Conservatives have won a significant majority in an election that reshapes the British political landscape and breaks the Brexit gridlock. David Doyle reports.

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Scotland must get independence vote, says Sturgeon [Video]Scotland must get independence vote, says Sturgeon

Scotland must be allowed to hold another referendum on its place inside the United Kingdom following the crushing victory of the nationalists in the election, leader Nicola Sturgeon said on Friday..

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UK General Election: SNP gains add weight to demands for second independence referendum [Video]UK General Election: SNP gains add weight to demands for second independence referendum

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Jo Swinson warns of 'nationalism' after losing seat [Video]Jo Swinson warns of 'nationalism' after losing seat

Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson lost her seat in Dunbartonshire East to the Scottish National Party candidate Amy Callaghan and warned of a rise in nationalism on both sides of the England-Scotland..

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Jo Swinson has lost her seat of Dunbartonshire East [Video]Jo Swinson has lost her seat of Dunbartonshire East

Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson has lost her Dunbartonshire East seat to the SNP. Report by Thomasl. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at..

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Sturgeon: Scotland has sent a strong message [Video]Sturgeon: Scotland has sent a strong message

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon says that Scotland has sent a "very strong message" following her party's successful performance in the 2019 General Election. The Scottish First Minister said that Scotland..

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Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson loses her seat [Video]Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson loses her seat

Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson has lost her seat in East Dunbartonshire to the SNP.

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Nicola Sturgeon celebrates Jo Swinson losing her seat [Video]Nicola Sturgeon celebrates Jo Swinson losing her seat

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon celebrates Jo Swinson losing her Dumbartonshire East seat to the SNP.

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Jo Swinson leaves home for Dunbartonshire East count [Video]Jo Swinson leaves home for Dunbartonshire East count

Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson has departed her home in Dunbartonshire East for the overnight General Election count. The constituency hangs in the balance as the SNP are expected to make gains in..

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UK's Corbyn, Sturgeon reflect on election results

UK opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn has defended his party's policies despite Labour's general election loss. And Scottish National Party leader Nicola Sturgeon said it was time for Scotland to decide..
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UK Liberal Democrat leader Swinson loses seat to Scottish National Party

The leader of Britain's pro-European Union Liberal Democrats, Jo Swinson, lost her parliamentary seat to the Scottish National Party on Friday.
Reuters - Published

SNP would enter 'less formal arrangement' with Labour: Scottish first minister

Scotland's first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, said on Sunday the Scottish National Party would only ever enter into a "less formal arrangement" to support a minority government formed by the main..
Reuters - Published

UK Labour says 'no deals' as SNP urges new Scottish independence vote

Britain's main opposition Labour Party said it is not doing any deals as the Scottish National Party (SNP) set a second independence vote as a condition for backing Labour if next month's general..
Reuters - Published

SNP will aim to ally against Conservatives in event of hung parliament: Sturgeon

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Friday her Scottish National Party (SNP) would seek to form "a progressive alliance" in the event of a hung parliament at Westminster after next month's general..
Reuters - Published

Scottish kingmakers in UK election? SNP will support 'progressive politics'

Scottish nationalists said on Friday they would support 'progressive politics' if the election threw up a hung parliament and refused to rule out propping up Labour to get another independence..
Reuters - Published

Boris Johnson to tell Scotland: vote Conservative to stop independence bid

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson heads to Scotland on Thursday to say a Dec. 12 election victory for his Conservative Party will halt Scottish National Party (SNP) plans to hold another..
Reuters - Published

Scotland's Sturgeon says to demand powers for new independence referendum

Scottish National Party (SNP) leader Nicola Sturgeon said on Friday she would make a demand before Christmas for the powers to hold another independence referendum.
Reuters - Published

Scotland's Sturgeon asks Labour's Corbyn to back snap general election: The Sun

Scottish National Party (SNP) leader Nicola Sturgeon asked British opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to back a snap general election during a secret meeting, The Sun reported on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Scotland's Sturgeon says SNP will not vote for Johnson's Brexit deal

The Scottish National Party (SNP) will not vote for Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal in parliament because it poses a much harder exit from the European Union, leader Nicola Sturgeon said on..
Reuters - Published

Sick of Brexit, Scotland's Sturgeon vows new independence vote in 2020

Scotland must hold another independence referendum in 2020 and will soon request the powers needed to hold it legally, Scottish National Party (SNP) leader Nicola Sturgeon said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Scotland must hold independence referendum in 2020: SNP's Sturgeon

Scotland must hold an independence referendum in 2020 and will soon request the powers needed to hold it legally, Scottish National Party (SNP) leader Nicola Sturgeon said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

SNP to back Labour UK government only with Scottish independence vote: FT

The Scottish National Party (SNP) would only support a minority Labour UK government if it agrees to authorize a second independence referendum for Scotland, the Financial Times report on Friday.
Reuters - Published

Boris Johnson challenges political foes at raucous Parliament

"Have you no shame, prime minister?" said Ian Blackford, the Scottish National Party's leader in Parliament
CBS News - Published

SNP spokesman: Remove PM Johnson and no-deal threat, then have an election

Scottish National Party spokesman Ian Blackford on Wednesday said parliament needed to remove Prime Minister Boris Johnson and eliminate the threat of a no-deal Brexit before it would agree to hold a..
Reuters - Published

UK will have election 'when the time is right': SNP

British opposition parties will not back Prime Minister Boris Johnson's preferred timing for an early election but voters will not have to wait long before going to the polls, the Scottish National..
Reuters - Published

SNP says priority is avoiding no deal Brexit, then election date

The opposition Scottish National Party (SNP) will only agree a date for a general election when it is sure Britain will not leave the European Union without a deal, its Westminster leader said on..
Reuters - Published

We will not rule out any option to stop Brexit: Scottish leader Sturgeon

The leader of the Scottish National Party, Nicola Sturgeon, said on Thursday her party and its 35 lawmakers would explore any option to stop Brexit in parliament and did not rule out backing opposition..
Reuters - Published

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