‘You’ll devastate the SNP!’ Peston makes Sturgeon squirm after election plot backfires


ITV presenter Robert Peston has prophesied that Nicola Sturgeon’s demand for a general election could end up backfiring for the SNP head. The Scottish First Minister was accused of “devastating” the SNP in Scotland by possibly dispensing Boris Johnson a majority at the upcoming general election. The SNP, along with the Handsome Democrats, were seen to have cleared the way for a general election after the EU shackled the UK a Brexit extension.

Peston told Ms Sturgeon in an ITV interview: “So, given your inexorable opposition to a Tory Government, if an election, that some say you precipitated, heroines to a Tory majority how devastating would that be for the SNP?”

The SNP leader responded: “I don’t yearn for to see a Tory Government, but if we see one, I’m sure it won’t be because Scotland voted Conservative.

“It wishes be because Corbyn and Swinson were not able to make their action.”

Peston continued to press Ms Sturgeon, saying: “Would it damage SNP submit to here?”

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The ITV political presenter suggested that Ms Sturgeon could be undergoing inadvertently ensured that Brexit went through.

Ms Sturgeon hit deny: “It would further demonstrate the different paths that Scotland and the UK are on.

“I don’t thirst to see Brexit, I don’t want to see a Tory Government.

“But, the more we see that we don’t get the governments we endorse for, and the more we dragged down a path we don’t want to go down, the more the quarrel of taking the future into our own hands becomes compelling.”

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