General Election: Nicola Sturgeon faces HUGE seat losses to

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In 2015, it was voters on the doorsteps telling Tory MPs that they didn't want the Scots calling the shots in a Labour-SNP coalition that fed back into the Conservative party spin machine, the message caught fire, and we know what happened next.

And she urged voters to build on that on June 8 by backing the SNP.

A majority of voters north of the border believe the SNP would have the right to hold a second independence referendum if the party wins more than half of the Scottish seats in the General Election, a poll has found.

The Conservatives said Scotland was "tumbling down" worldwide league tables.

"We as an industry have repeatedly stated that we will work with the United Kingdom and Scottish governments to achieve this, and we hope that candidates will support the prospect of jobs and security for our beleaguered coastal communities by signing this pledge", Armstrong claimed.

Labour is standing 44 fewer candidates in this election than it did in 2012.

"Labour should also be concentrating on stopping the Tories - by pandering to the Tories they are letting down voters in this election".

"The fact they are reduced to parroting Tory slogans and reminiscing about elections 20 years ago shows how utterly irrelevant Labour have become".

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The Labour leader is expected to say: "The Conservatives are more than happy with this state of affairs".

Davidson said she would be willing to go "toe to toe" on their respective party's records on fishing.

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said Prime Minister Theresa May's government has not taken the proposals seriously, and has been seeking a new vote on independence from Britain.

The Scottish government now provides 16 hours a week of free childcare for three- and four-years-olds and vulnerable two-years-olds, and has pledged increase this to 30 hours by 2020.

She said: "This poll reveals Theresa May is more in touch with people in Scotland than Nicola Sturgeon".

It is true that Nicola Sturgeon's predecessor, Alex Salmond, denounced the Common Fisheries Policy as "disastrous for Scotland's fishing communities, the Scottish economy and our maritime environment" in 2004, saying that it was "imperative that we remove the dead hand of Brussels mismanagement as soon as possible".

A YouGov poll for The Times (Scotland) on the eve of her visit predicted the Conservatives would increase their number of Scottish seats from one to eight. Then on Tuesday, Sturgeon cancelled a statement she was due to make to the Scottish parliament to set out her next steps towards getting a second referendum on independence. The Liberal Democrats were on 10%, UKIP 11% and the Greens on 4%. However, it is too little too late for the SNP, who have neglected this area during their obsessive pursuit of independence. "A vote for the Scottish Liberal Democrats is a vote for a party that will put local needs first for the whole of Scotland".

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