Sunday, November 16, 2014

SNP name their price: abandon Trident to put Miliband in Downing Street

Nicola Sturgeon, the new nationalist leader, says she will put Ed Miliband in No 10 if he abandons austerity measures and removes Britain's nuclear arsenal from Scottish waters

The Scottish Nationalists will demand Ed Miliband scraps Britain’s nuclear base in Scotland and abandon the deficit reduction programme as the price for putting him in Downing Street, the party’s new leader has said.

Nicola Sturgeon, in her first speech after replacing Alex Salmond as the SNP leader, said her party could hold the balance of power after the next election.

She ruled out doing a deal with the Conservatives in the event of a hung Parliament, saying there is no need for Scots to vote Labour to prevent David Cameron remaining Prime Minister.

Despite Scots rejecting independence in a referendum two months ago, Mrs Sturgeon said separation from the UK was merely a matter of time...