US News 'A chance to force through a hard Brexit' Nicola Sturgeon reacts to Theresa May's general election announcement

16:06  18 april  2017
16:06  18 april  2017 Source:   MSN

As Brexit Clock Ticks, Sturgeon Makes Case for New Scottish Vote

  As Brexit Clock Ticks, Sturgeon Makes Case for New Scottish Vote <p>First minister addresses academics at conference in Glasgow</p>Scots voted against Brexit last year, and Sturgeon has said they should get the chance to decide their future after the terms of leaving the EU become clear by spring 2019. She won the backing of lawmakers in the Scottish Parliament last month to seek the legal means from the U.K. government to hold another referendum, though Prime Minister Theresa May has rebuffed the demand and won’t even discuss the timing.

Theresa May ’ s announcement that she is calling a general election shocked everyone – including politicians. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said the Tories ‘see a chance to move the UK to the right, force through a hard Brexit and impose deeper cuts’.

Theresa May is trying to impose a hard Brexit with the announcement of a snap general election , Nicola Sturgeon said, as she urged voters north of the border to "stand up for Scotland".

  'A chance to force through a hard Brexit' Nicola Sturgeon reacts to Theresa May's general election announcement © Provided by Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited

Theresa May is trying to impose a hard Brexit with the announcement of a snap general election , Nicola Sturgeon said, as she urged voters north of the border to "stand up for Scotland".

The First Minister accused the Prime Minister of using the surprise June 8 poll to seek to make the UK more right wing and "force through a hard Brexit and impose deeper cuts".

Sturgeon said on Twitter: "The Tories see a chance to move the UK to the right, force through a hard Brexit and impose deeper cuts. Let's stand up for Scotland."

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May’s election statement in full

  May’s election statement in full The Prime Minster spoke outside 10 Downing Street.“I have just chaired a meeting of the Cabinet, where we agreed that the Government should call a general election, to be held on June 8.

Nicola Sturgeon said the Conservatives want a ' hard Brexit '. Credit: PA. Scotland' s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said the calling of a snap General Election is a chance for the Conservatives to " force through a hard Brexit ".

Theresa May ' s election move comes just over around nine months after the Queen invited her to become prime minister. Credit: PA. Nicola Sturgeon said the Conservatives want a ' hard Brexit '. Credit: PA.

In a longer statement from the SNP, Ms Sturgeon described the announcement as "one of the most extraordinary U-turns in recent political history", and said Mrs May is "once again putting the interests of her party ahead of those of the country".

Scotland's First Minister said: "She is clearly betting that the Tories can win a bigger majority in England given the utter disarray in the Labour Party.

"That makes it all the more important that Scotland is protected from a Tory Party which now sees the chance of grabbing control of government for many years to come and moving the UK further to the right - forcing through a hard Brexit and imposing deeper cuts in the process.

"That means that this will be - more than ever before - an election about standing up for Scotland, in the face of a right-wing, austerity-obsessed Tory government with no mandate in Scotland but which now thinks it can do whatever it wants and get away with it."

May’s election statement in full

  May’s election statement in full The Prime Minster spoke outside 10 Downing Street.“I have just chaired a meeting of the Cabinet, where we agreed that the Government should call a general election, to be held on June 8.

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The deputy leader of the SNP has blasted Prime Minister Theresa May ’ s announcement to call a snap general election . The SNP, led by Nicola Sturgeon , has been highly critical of the Government’s Brexit plan. Mrs May made the shock statement on Tuesday, declaring that she would to go the

Ms Sturgeon said it was "a huge political miscalculation" by the Prime Minister.

She added: "It will once again give people the opportunity to reject the Tories' narrow, divisive agenda, as well as reinforcing the democratic mandate which already exists for giving the people of Scotland a choice on their future.

"The SNP will always put the people of Scotland first - and between now and June 8, we will work harder than ever to retain the trust of the people."

  'A chance to force through a hard Brexit' Nicola Sturgeon reacts to Theresa May's general election announcement © Provided by Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited

Angus Robertson, the SNP deputy leader and head of the MPs at Westminster, tweeted: "Whatever happened to 'now is not the time'? UK General Election: 8th June. Straight choice in Scotland between @theSNP and Tories. #VoteSNP."

Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale said: “This country faces a significant and historic choice as we approach the UK leaving the EU.

“At the last election in 2015 we said this would be a clear choice between a destructive Tory Party and a better future with Labour.

“Since then we have seen the dangers of a Tory government.

“At this election, the choice again will be clear: a Tory Party intent on a hard and damaging Brexit; or a Labour Party that will oppose a second independence referendum and fight for a better future for everybody.

She continued: “The Labour Party is ready and has been preparing for a General Election. We will start the process of selecting our candidates this afternoon.

“We will work tirelessly to elect Jeremy Corbyn Prime Minister and deliver a Labour Government.”

Nicola Sturgeon calls for backing of voters in 'two-horse race' with Tories .
Scotland will pay a "heavier price" if more Tory MPs are returned to Westminster in June, according to Nicola Sturgeon. The SNP leader will cast the general election as a straight fight between her own party and the Conservatives north of the border as she addresses the Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) in Aviemore today.Fresh opinion polls conducted since the snap ballot was announced last week show the Tories have the backing of around a third of Scots, with the SNP supported by around 44% of voters.

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