Final night time Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn went head-to-head in a stay TV debate, the place the 2 leaders quarrelled over Brexit, the NHS and trustworthiness. Following the controversy, ITV carried out particular person interviews with SNP chief Nicola Sturgeon, Liberal Democrat chief Jo Swinson, Brexit Social gathering chief Nigel Farage and Inexperienced Social gathering co-leader Sian Berry. Throughout her interview, Ms Sturgeon was questioned on Scotland’s deficit at present being the “worst in the EU”.
ITV Information host Nina Hossain requested: “Scotland has the worst deficit within the EU proper now.
“Would the rest of the UK be worse of better off if Scotland did gain independence?”
The SNP chief replied: “Effectively Scotland’s deficit is falling to start with, our revenues are rising.
“But when that argument is true and we don’t have time to enter it intimately, but when that argument is true and Scotland does have, to make use of your time period, the worst deficit, as we’re ruled by Westminster then that could be a massive argument for change for Scotland.
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“We’re one of many wealthiest international locations on the earth so that claims to me we must always do issues in a different way, not do issues the identical.
“Extra typically I feel independence for Scotland can be good for Scotland however good for the remainder of the UK.
“As a result of all the international locations of the UK would then take part and take care of one another on the idea of equality.
“We will always be each other’s closest friends but we would do that on the basis of equality.”
Nicola Sturgeon stated the deficit declare, if true, can be a “massive argument for change for Scotland”
Through the leaders’ debate, Mr Johnson stated a possible coalition between the Labour Social gathering and the SNP would carry extra “dither and delay” and two extra referendums on the EU and Scottish independence.
Mr Johnson informed the ITV debate: “There is just one motive why we’re having this election and that now we have a deadlocked parliament that won’t ship Brexit.
“And whether or not you voted for Go away or Stay individuals wish to get Brexit executed and to unleash the potential of this whole nation and we Conservatives can.
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“As a result of for those who vote for us, now we have a deal that is able to go, accredited by everybody of the 635 Conservative candidates standing at this election.
“And as quickly as we are able to get that deal via parliament as we are able to within the subsequent few weeks we are able to get on with the individuals’s priorities.
“And that’s the selection dither and delay, impasse and division underneath a Corbyn-Sturgeon coalition with two referendums.
“One other one on the EU after which one other one on Scotland or we are able to finish this nationwide distress break the impasse, get Brexit executed and make 2020 a yr of prosperity and development.
“Where we invest in our NHS and deal with the cost of living, together lets take this country forwards.”