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Laura Kuenssberg questioned Nicola Sturgeon over democracy as she explained Scottish people chose to stay within the Westminster system. She went on to say the political leader “can’t pick and choose between votes”. Ms Kuenssberg said: “You say all the time you won’t allow Scotland to be dragged out of the EU out of its will.

“It wouldn’t be democratic. But people in Scotland chose through democracy to stay part of the Westminster system.

“You can’t pick and choose which votes are more important, can you?”

Speaking to BBC News, Ms Sturgeon responded: “I’m not picking and choosing.

“Scotland didn’t vote for independence in 2015 but we were told in that referendum we shouldn’t pick independence to protect our position in the EU.

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“Circumstances have changed and a vast majority of people in Scotland for remaining in the EU.

“I do believe in a situation where circumstances have changed so dramatically then in any democracy people have the right to change their mind.

“That’s the issue at the heart of this election.

“Who decides Scotland’s future? Do we have it decided for us by Boris Johnson or do we take our future into our own hands and make our own decisions?”

Mr Podmore explained: “The SNP administration still slavishly follows EU rules on support to ailing industries.”

He referenced how the SNP has refused to help failing national rail works in Glasgow because EU “state aid rules mean that it is not possible to take over the site”.

Similarly, a wind farm fabrication works in Fife will not be receiving any support from the administration, meaning 500 jobs are at risk.

Mr Podmore said: “A campaign to achieve renewed orders through public procurement has been turned down citing EU rules against state aid.”



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