Sunday, 07 October 2018 07:08


First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said that the SNP is giving people hope for a better future while the Westminster parties fall apart over Brexit.

As the Scottish National Party’s annual conference kicks off in Glasgow today (Sunday), it was recently revealed the SNP has become the 2nd largest party in the entire United Kingdom - pushing the Conservatives into third place.
Ms Sturgeon said over the next three days the SNP will be setting out further plans to help people with the cost of living, improve the NHS and boost jobs and wages.
And she said the conference will set out why the full powers of independence are essential to fulfil Scotland’s potential for this and future generations.
Speaking ahead of the conference opening, the First Minister said:
“Thousands of delegates will gather in Glasgow this week as the SNP sets out how we are giving hope to people across the country - both through our actions in government and our vision for an independent Scotland.    
“At this most crucial time in the UK’s negotiations on its future relations with the EU, Labour and the Tories have fallen apart into bitter faction-fighting.
“The people of Scotland deserve better than the despair, incompetence and chaos of Westminster – and the SNP is offering a clear message of hope.
“In government, we’re building a fairer and more prosperous Scotland – protecting the most vulnerable in society, making the tax system fairer and investing in our NHS and other vital public services.
“And we are laying the foundations for a brighter future for Scotland – with a radical extension of free childcare, school reforms to raise attainment, world leading action to tackle climate change, building a new national investment bank and delivering record numbers of affordable homes. 
“The shambles of Brexit makes the case for independence more compelling than ever – with Westminster ignoring Scotland’s voice and interests and undermining devolution with a power grab on the Scottish Parliament. 
“Over the next few days, the SNP will be setting out further action to help with the cost of living, improve the NHS and boost jobs and wages and we will be demonstrating how the power of independence -  taking decisions in Scotland rather than at Westminster  - will lead to a better country for this and future generations.”

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