Call for second Scottish referendum, Corbyn attacks Tory spending and UKIP predict election success – Politics roundup

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SNP call for second referendum post-Brexit

If the SNP wins a majority in Scotland, leader Nicola Sturgeon has said that any opposition to another independence referendum would be ‘democratically unsustainable’.

Sturgeon was speaking in Perth ahead of her party’s manifesto launch. The referendum would follow the end of the Brexit process.

The SNP won 56 out of the 59 seats in Scotland at the last general election.

Corbyn attacks the Conservatives over public service spending

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said that the Tories are ‘starving’ the NHS and education sectors of the funding and resources they need.

If elected, Corbyn promised that Labour would rebuild public services by investing extra billions in the NHS and social care.

Expat pensioners could cost NHS millions

Thousands of expat pensioners could return to the UK following Brexit to use the NHS, unless a deal can be done with the EU.

According to The Nuffield Trust, the cost of aiding them within the UK, rather than abroad could cost up to £1 billion. Currently, about 190,000 British pensioners live abroad.

UKIP predicts election success

UKIP leader Paul Nuttall has said that his party will win seats at next month’s general election despite the fact that they had no MPs after the 2015 elections.

He said the party could get ‘over the line in a number of seats’ but declined to comment on how many or in which constituencies.

Seven-way TV debate

Tonight on BBC1, there will be an election debate, once again, without Prime Minister Theresa May or Labour Leader, Jeremy Corbyn. The Tories will be represented by Home Secretary Amber Rudd but no Labour replacement has been announced.

Leaders from Liberal Democrats, UKIP, SNP, Green Party and Plaid Cymru will represent their party at the debate.

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