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Some interesting polling in the Sunday Times Scotland this morning found that Scottish voters would prefer the SNP to be pushing for a second EU referendum before another election.

The Panelbase poll taken between before SNP conference last weekend – during which there was a great deal more discussion of a second referendum on independence than on EU membership – found that only 26% supported the election-first stance, while 46% would prefer another referendum.

And among SNP voters, six out of 10 would prefer the priority to be to put Brexit to another vote.










The SNP’s Westminster leader Ian Blackford has confirmed the party will bring a vote of no confidence in the prime minister, potentially later in the week.

Blackford told the BBC’s Sunday Politics Scotland programme: “We are prepared, once we’ve got that extension in place, to take our responsibilities and move a motion of no confidence and I would be looking for parliamentary time to do that and I would expect everyone else to step up.”

Blackford said Boris Johnson’s behaviour over the sending of letters to the EU last night proved that he was “not treating the office with any respect or dignity”.

Blackford would not be drawn on what court action might follow from the weekend – SNP MP Joanna Cherry’s ongoing case regarding the PM’s compliance with the Benn Act still has court time reserved for this Monday – but said he would “strongly suspect we may see action taking place at the courts in the coming days”.

Blackford restated that the SNP will support a confirmatory referendum, but added: “If we are going to move forward to people’s vote, then we do need a government in place to support that, we need a general election too.”



















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