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SNP majority ‘not inevitable’ as Scottish Labour vows to put end to Nicola Sturgeon rule

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Anas Sarwar told Good Morning Scotland that he is not willing to accept the assumption that Nicola Sturgeon’s party will continue its dominance over Scottish politics in the May 2021 election. Mr Sarwar also denounced calls for a second Scottish independence referendum, stating that the country should focus on recovering from the coronavirus pandemic. 

He said: “First of all, not a single vote has been cast and I am not willing to accept that an SNP majority is inevitable.

“I think we can stop an SNP majority.

“I do not think the priority right now should be an independence referendum.

“If you look at the collective trauma that we are going through and will continue to go through with Covid, with the divisions of Brexit and the scars of the last independence referendum.

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“I think what the country needs right now is a period of calm, a period of healing and a focus on Covid recovery.”

However, the SNP is expected to win the election comfortably having been the dominant party in Scotland now for over a decade.

Earlier this month, Scotland’s First Minister said regarding the election: “I see no reason at this stage why the election will not go ahead.

“I hope and expect the election will take in place.

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“I think everybody would agree it’s really important that our democratic processes continue and that elections happen.

“There have been elections in many other countries over the course of the pandemic.”

The rapid spread of the coronavirus in Scotland has led to questions regarding whether the May 2021 vote will go ahead.

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