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Sturgeon: English Votes would make Scottish MPs ‘second-class citizens’

July 14th, 2015

Episode 481 of 1744 episodes

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said her SNP MPs would decide whether to vote on other English issues on a case-by-case basis. English Votes would make Scottish MPs “second-class citizens”, she told Today. Prime Minister David Cameron had shown "very little respect" to the mandate of the SNP, she added. SNP MPs are to vote against attempts to relax the ban on fox hunting in England and Wales in a vote on Wednesday, as Ms Sturgeon says her party wants to send a message to the Conservative government about the narrowness of its majority.

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