Nicola Sturgeon: Ready for Progressive Alliance.
Scottish National Party leader and First Minister of Scotland, has said she is prepared for a 'progressive alliance' to keep the Tories, out of government.
Nicola Sturgeon has said, that if the SNP, win enough seats in Westminister, this progressive alliance could come about. It is probable, the way things are looking, the SNP will win more seats in Scotland, in this general election. This may leave the SNP, in Westminister, as the 'kingmakers', in other words, they could enter some kind of agreement with another party, to form a governing administration.
Ms Sturgeon, however, has indicated, that such a coalition, would not be the normal coalition, as say the Tories and Lib-Dems did in 2010. It would be based on mutual interests that other parties wanted to pursue, in agreement with the SNP.
Nicola Sturgeon wants another Scottish independence vote as early as next year. Any support from the SNP, to prop up a non-Conservative government, would, however, be conditional. That other party would have to agree to another Scottish independence vote, as the price for SNP support.
Nicola Sturgeon wants to hold another referendum as early as next year, however, if that party whom the SNP supported would not agree to another referendum, then there would be no 'progressive alliance'.
Nicola Sturgeon has said, she does not like Jeremy Corbyn's attitude to Brexit. Even though he has said Labour is now a remainer party, Ms Sturgeon says Corbyn still appears to be muddled over Brexit.
Keir Starmer speaking for Labour said, the party was not up for another Scottish independence vote, or any alliance with the SNP, he said Labour wanted to win on its own.
The SNP still take their orders from Westminister, as Scotland is still in the UK, and any permission for another referendum would be granted by Westminister. If no, permission was granted from whatever government comes to power in Westminster, Sturgeon, cannot hold her referendum.
Sturgeon and the NHS.
Make no mistake about it, Nicola Sturgeon wants Scotland, to be a thriving nation, outside of the UK, but inside the EU.
Scotland voted mostly to stay in the EU, in 2016, and some in Scotland feel, the only way to stay in the EU, is to be a self-governing nation. The rest of the UK will be leaving the EU, at some point, unless something dramatic happens (like a Lib-Dem victory). So the SNP and many remainers in Scotland feel they are being dragged out of the EU when most Scots wanted to stay.
Nicola Sturgeon has said she is worried that if the Conservatives are returned to power, the NHS, could be sold off to Donald Trump. However, it would appear, that Boris and Donald, have indicated, the NHS, will not be for sale, to American companies. Labour also expressed worries about a Boris victory and what would happen to the NHS.
The NHS in Scotland however, is devolved to the Scottish government and so, therefore, would not be affected by deals a UK government might do with Trump over the NHS.