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SNP Westminster leader Ian Blackford (pictured above) said his party would "look constructively" at Boris Johnson's proposals for a Covid passport scheme - Credit: PA

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SNP ‘looking constructively’ at Covid passport scheme amid speculation it could back proposals

The SNP is “constructively” looking at proposals for a Covid passport scheme amid reports it could support the measures in a House of Commons vote. Some 41 Tory MPs and Labour have hardened their positions against the “Covid Status Certification” programme, warning the checks would create a “two-tier” nation. But the government’s fortunes could be turning after Ian Blackford, the SNP’s […]
Prime Minister Boris Johnson visits the French biotechnology laboratory Valneva in Livingston during a visit to Scotland. - Credit: PA

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Boris Johnson claims ‘nothing will stop him’ after visiting vaccine plant suffering from coronavirus outbreak

Boris Johnson has been branded “reckless” for visiting a Scottish vaccine plant which saw a coronavirus outbreak just 24 hours before. A report in the Daily Record revealed Johnson visited Valneva’s plant in Livingston last week as they started manufacturing their Covid-19 vaccine – just one day after public health officials uncovered a surge in coronavirus cases. Officials […]
The SNP's Angus Brendan MacNeil (L) and Britain newest trade envoy Tony Abbott - Credit: Parliamentlive.tv

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SNP politician schools former Australian PM and trade envoy on Brexit ‘prosperity’

An SNP politician has schooled Britain’s trade envoy about the UK’s prospect of becoming prosperous after Brexit. Angus Brendan MacNeil, who chairs the Commons committee on trade that met on Wednesday, said the UK faced years of “poverty” after it permanently leaves the EU on January 1. Probing Tony Abbott, Britain’s newly-appointed trade envoy, on his opinions of Brexit, the newly-minted diplomat […]
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon - Credit: PA

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SNP ‘will not accept’ Westminster veto of second Scottish independence referendum, leaked memo suggests

Nicola Sturgeon is planning to ignore Westminster’s veto on holding a second independence referendum, a leaked party memo has suggested. The National is reporting that SNP MPs Angus MacNeil and Chris McEleny will have their motion debate alternative legal routes to independence during this year’s party conference approved. Dubbed “Plan B”, the motion suggests Holyrood should take the UK government […]
Tory cabinet minister Robert Jenrick on Sky News - Credit: Sky News, Twitter

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Minister accused of ‘double standards’ over SNP MP after defending Dominic Cummings

Robert Jenrick has been accused of having “double standards” after his criticisms of opposition MPs breaking Covid regulations was not extended to the prime minister’s top adviser, Dominic Cummings. SNP MP Margaret Ferrier broke self-isolation guidelines when she travelled from her Glaswegian seat of Rutherglen and Hamilton West to Westminster while waiting for the results of a coronavirus test. Upon […]