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this was held and is courtesy of the bbc. >> thank you. thank you very much. >> thank you very much, friends. welcome to the manifesto launch of the real opposition. our strong and effective group has a proven record of standing up for scotland leading the real opposition to the government.
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in this election only the s&p can provide a strong progressive voice to protect scottish jobs against the dangers of an unopposed government. that's why now more than ever before it's essential we have a strong group standing up, and a manifesto with an alternative. we will provide that effective voice. we will provide strong opposition. we will provide a real agenda for change. so ladies and gentlemen -- [ cheers and applause ] >> ladies and gentlemen, to present the party's plan to deliver this change please welcome the first minister of
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scotland, nicholas sturgeon. [ cheers and applause ] >> thank you very much. a very warm back to the manifest toe for the jk election fit is
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manifesto with fairness, opportunity at its part. a manifesto that reflects our belief. if we work together in the common dp good to be the kind of country we know we can be. [ cheers and applause ] our pledge is that they will work every day to make scotland's voice heard and build a better country. we know that decisions taken at westminster in the years ahead
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will shape our country. so now, more that be ever, it is vital to have strong s&p voices standing up for scott land. with labor in disarray they a -- for many years to. with try colors we have a chance to keep this in cheb. labor isn't strong enough to do that. voting labor simply risks letting in mp's. in scotland only the s&p can keep them in check.
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[ cheers and applause ] in this election it is vital we strengthen scottland's hand otherwise so much of what we cherish and value will pick up pieces. experts predicting the biggest rise since the 1980s. they say the incomes will fall by 10% over the next four years. equality will drive 12 million more into poverty. think about that, 1 million more children. that means that by 2021 there could be more than 5 million
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children across the u.k., a number equivalent living in poverty. [ cheers and applause ] >> that is shameful. it puts it at the very heart of this election. jobs will be lost too as they threaten to turn their backs not just on the eu but ton single market as well. that is why more than ever before we need strong s and p voices to sand up for scotland. [ applause ]
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as a country we face big challenges but we have made so much progress. we mustn't let westminster governments drag us backwards. in this manifesto it will help to build a better scotland. it continues with continued austerity. they are not simply a response to a particular situation. they are political dogma and ie come the current government h has -- so we are setting out a drcht approach. our plan has tle nm first of all by the end of the parliment and
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after that only to investment secondly to return the deficit to the preterm average. thirdly, to set debt on a downward path. these will return it to a sustainable position and they will also free up additional 118 pounds of public investment to get all of the economy and protect household incomes, a clear alternative to five more years of us a ter toy chltd not another potential of destroying cuts. that's the plan. [ cheers and applause ]
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>> government, we have frozen the basic rate of income tax to help more and middle earners. that is the right approach at a time when rise ininflation is mauking it hard to make end's meet. also -- a texas cuts is the wrng proi or -- wrong priority instead. [ cheers and applause ] >> for those earning more than 15,000 pounds for 45 pounds to
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50. the difference between the s&p is this. cuts to the wealthiest while pushing hardworking people and families into poverty. our plans are fair to all. and will lift people out of poverty. not just because it is the right thing to do, but because we know that greater equality helps our economy too. one of the biggest scandals in recent years, and it is a scandal, has been the rise in the number of people living in poverty, despite having a job. 70% of children, 70% of children growing up in poverty, live in a household where at least one person is working. scotland already has the highest proportion of workers paid the livi living wage, the real living wage of any country in the uk and that is positive.
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but we need to do more to tackle low paying, falling real wage and reduce support for those on low incomes. that's why today i'm setting out a three point plan to tackle poverty and inequality and increase the incomes and the living standards of families across the uk. firstly, we will support moves over the next parliament work ing with business to increase the minimum wage to the level of the real living wage. that means -- [ applause ] that means a living wage by the end of the next parliament that will be slightly more than ten pounds per hour. secondly, even scotland, we will take a different approach to public sector pay. the 1% pay cap is designed to protect jobs at the time of spending cuts imposed by
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westminster. the snp government has taken action to soften its impact on the lowest paid. and many nurses in scotland are paid more than their counterparts else where in the uk, there is no doubt that it has been hard for public sector workers. and at the time of rising inflation, it is increasingly unsustainable. of course, pay rises must be affordable. but they must also reflect the real life circumstances people face, and enable us to attract and retain staff in our public services. so for next year, and in future years, we will not assume a 1% pay cap. [ applause ] instead, we will set a remit for
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discussions and review bodies that is based on a proper consideration of the impact of inflation with a view to reaching out comps that strike the right balance between affordability and the cost of living. and thirdly, the policies in this manifesto will restore fairness to our social security system. make no mistake, the tories have sought to undermine faith in the welfare state itself. they have set out very deliberately to stigmatize those on benefits. of course, no one should be allowed to abuse the system. but their rhetoric is cover for the hardship they are causing to those who work hard and struggle to get by on low incomes. children, the elderly, women, the disabled, even the bereaved are bearing the brunt. there are around nine billion pounds in social security cuts still to come over the next four
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years. not surprisingly, the tories want to press ahead with every single penny. what is surprising is that labor is pledging to reverse less than a quarter of those cuts. so let me be clear today, snp mps will stand against all of the further planned cuts to sol social security. [ applause ] we will do so because they punish the disabled and those who work hard to make ends meet. we also support the reversal of the two child cap on tax credits and we will -- [ applause ]
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we will campaign tirelessly against the immoral rate clause that goes with it. [ applause ] the rate clause, a policy that shames every tory candidate who supports it. [ applause ] we will demand reversal of the cuts to employment and support allowance that is removing 30 pounds per week in vital support from disabled people. we will oppose the freeze on working age benefits, a policy that is set to reduce the incomes of the poorest in our society by 6%.
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and the reason we stand against the tory assault on social security, on the poor, the disabled and the vulnerable is this, these cuts strike at the very heart of how we see ourselves as a nation and our shared ambition for the future of our nation. [ applause ] they're unfair and they are designed to divide. of course, a growing gap between rich and poor is not the only divide that tory policy will create. their manifesto also seeks to set young against old. the utter chaos that engulfs theresa may's plans for a so-called dementia tax, makes me prouder than ever that the
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scottish parliament introduced nursing care for our elderly. [ applause ] those needing nursing care in scotland receive just under 13,000 pounds a year towards the cost of their care. that significantly reduces the burden on the personal assets of someone who has to fund their own care. let me make clear today, the snp will always protect free personal and nursing care for our elderly. [ applause ] it is concern for fairness and
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old age that drives this policy. and snp mps will be strong voices for fair pensions. the tory manifesto is nothing short of an assault on pensioners, from the dementia tax, to the removal of the winter fuel allowance, and the ending of the triple lock. to every older person in scotland, i say this, it is very clear that the tories think they can take the votes of older people for granted and the manifesto makes clear what they will do. if you don't want them to have a free hand, make sure you elect strong voices who will stand up for you. [ applause ] the snp will protect the fuel allowance and with pensioner poverty on the revise we will remove the triple lock.
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we will be strong voices for the women who have been short changed due to the accelerated time table for increases in the women's state pension age. snp mps will continue to give full support to the campaign and their efforts. [ applause ] it's clear that the tories are planning to cut deeper to cover the impacts of their planned extreme brexit. these cuts are hurting the low paid and pensioners and they are damaging our public services. that's why we will stand against them. over the past ten years, the snp has prioritized the health service and we will continue to do so. health services across the world faces real challenges. but patient satisfaction is at
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record levels, ours is the best performing anywhere in the uk. [ applause ] many nurses in scotland are better paid than anywhere else in the uk. and we have integrated health and social care. we already have a pledge to increase the nhs budget by two billion pounds by the end of this scottish parliament. but it would allow us increases in front line spending across the uk. snp mps will call on the new uk government to increase health spending for head of population in england to the current scottish level which is 7% higher. [ applause ]
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that would increase the health budget in england by 11 billion pounds more than inflation by 2022. and it would deliver consequential funding to support additional investment in scotland's nhs of up to one billion pounds over and above our current commitment. [ applause ] the snp standing up for scotland's nhs now and always. [ applause ] and for police and fire services who have served us so well over this past week, as they always
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do, snp mps will demand that a tory government returns the 140 million pounds of v.a.t. that it so unfairly took. [ applause ] money that the tories have so unfairly and shamefully taken away from our emergency services. for scottish young people and families, we will continue to extend free childcare, we're investing 750 million pounds in a special fund to raise standards in our schools. and the snp is committed to always protecting free university education. [ applause ] in this election we're also campaigning to restore the post
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study work visa, so we can continue to attract the best and the brightest from around the world to our country here in scotland. and we're working to insure that our universities don't lose out on vital european funding. policies -- [ applause ] policies like expanding free childcare closing the payment gap in our schools and free university tuition are designed to help young people achieve their goals and create a fairer society. making sure we have a strong economy is also vital to the future of our young people. jobs and the economy are central to this manifesto. these have been really challenging economic times. particularly given the fall in the oil price. but at the end of last year, scotland's gdp per head was above prerecession levels.
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productivity has been growing faster than the uk and unemployment is lower than the uk average. and on the greatest economic issue facing scotland, reversing population decline and growing the number of people of working age who live here, real progress has been made. progress that is now put at risk by brexit. and government we have a 6 billion pound infrastructure program and we're taking 100,000 business premises out of paying business rates all together. [ applause ] in this election, we will not support further reductions to the headline rate of corporation tax. that is not the right priority at this time. but we will support targeted reductions in national insurance to bring down the cost employers take when taking on new workers
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and to help boost productivity we'll encourage businesses to invest more in plants and mus n machi machinery. supporting our economy is vital to everything we do. we live in a world with technological and economic transformation is happening at a pace we haven't seen before. we have the potential in scotland, more than most countries on earth to take advantage of the opportunity this change presents. our food and drink industry is a multibillion pound success story. we have unrivalled energy resources. our universities are among the best in the world. we are world leaders in the industries of the future. like life sciences, financial services and financial technology. creative industry, space technolo technology. our natural resources are long-standing reputation for innovation, our educated workforce and our
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internationally recognized brand gives scotland a head start. the european single market already the world's biggest, represents a massive opportunity for these areas of scottish strength. in the digital economy, the services sectser, energy, retails, the knowledge economy is still a work in progress with huge potential still to be unlocked. that means a huge potential economic prize for scotland. it means a world of opportunity for our young people. but brexit, especially an extreme brexit puts all of that at risk. and that is why i believe so strongly that at the end of the brexit process, not now, but when the terms of the deal are known, scotland must have a choice about our future. a choice between following the uk down the brexit path or becoming an independent country. [ applause ]
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there is just too much at stake for brexit simply to be imposed on scotland. no matter how damaging it turns out to be. a future must be decided by us, not for us. last year's -- [ applause ] last year's election delivered the democratic mandate for scotland having such a choice. the recent vote of the scottish parliament underline it.
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if the snp wins a majority of scottish seats in this election that will further reinforce our mandate. in these circumstances, any continued tory attempts to block scotland having a choice when the timing is right and the options are clear would be democratically unsustainable. [ applause ] however, that will be a choice for the end of the brexit process. i want to be clear today, that this election also presents scotland with a more immediate opportunity. in the months ahead we must make sure that our interests are not ignored in the brexit negotiations. a vote for the snp will make sure that scotland's voice is heard. a majority of people in scotland voted to remain in the e.u. but even many of those who voted to leave have real concerns
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about the extreme brexit being pursued by the prime minister. to be taken out not just of the e.u. but also the single market puts 80,000 scottish jobs at risk. it poses a real danger to our farmers and fishermen, our universities, our food and drink businesses, to almost every sector of our economy. that is why the scottish made proposals that would keep scotland in the market. it was brushed aside by the prime minister. but this election offers people the opportunity to give them democratic legitimacy and make it impaossible for the prime minister to continue to ignore scotland's voice. [ applause ] my message today to all voters in scotland is this, whether you
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voted leave or remain last year or yes or no in 2014, vote snp on the 8th of june to give me a mandate to demand a place for scotland at the brexit negotiating table so we can work to keep scotland in the single market. [ applause ] now, more than ever, it is vital to have strong snp voices standing up for scotland at westminster. a vote for the snp on june 8th will strengthen scotland's hand against tory cuts. it will strengthen scotland's hand against an extreme brexit. and it will strengthen scotland's right to make our own
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decisions. the fact is, we cannot afford a tory government with a free hand to do whatever it likes. we must have strong voices standing up for our interests and defending the values we hold dear. you know that tory mps will be a rubber stamp for whatever theresa may wants. just as you know that in scotland, voting labor risks letting in tory mps. only the snp is strong enough to keep the tories in check. and only snp mps will always stand up for scotland. [ applause ]
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whether on brexit austerity or the future of our public services, this is a manifesto to make scotland's voice heard. it is a manifesto for prosperity and opportunity. a manifesto to tackle inequality. a manifesto to protect jobs and build the fair society we know is within our grasps. and a manifesto to insure that scotland's future will always be in scotland's hands. i am proud to present it to the scottish people today. [ applause ] [ applause ]
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thank you very much, indeed. thank you. i'm now going to take some questions from the media, so please listen quietly and carefully to the media questions. they're here to do the important job of holding us to account. can i take -- if i can see them, brian taylor? >> thanks very much, brian taylor. your entire speech is predicated upon the return of a majority conservative government. you've called that highly likely. you've discounted labor's prospects. but in those circumstances, wouldn't power reside in numbers 10 and 11 downing street? what evidence is there even from the last couple of years, that even a vast snp presence at westminster by simple arithmetic
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you can't form the majority. even that presence can constrain the conservatives. >> we've seen over the past two years that it has been the snp, not labor, angus robertson, not jeremy corbyn that has been the effective opposition. [ applause ] making scotland's voice heard week in and week out raising issues important not just to scotland but the whole of the uk. week in, week out at the prime minister's questions. it was the snp that was the first to spot and pick up on the national insurance increases in the budget. and that, of course, then led to a u turn. a whole range of issues that has been the snp making sure that scotland's voice is heard. that's been important. and over a period where we may have another tory government with a bigger majority, that will be even more important. of course, in politics, you
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know, who wins elections matters. in terms of who has the authority to stand up and speak for those they represent. and if the snp wins this election, a week on thursday, i take nothing for granted. but if we win this election, then yet again the people of scotland will have put their trust in the snp to stand up for scotland. [ applause ] and that is exactly what we will do. it gives me great heart on this topic, i think we've seen over her premership, in the last two weeks theresa may, we face not so much the iron lady as the queen of the u turns, the more u turns we can force her into, the better. [ applause ] >> james matthews from sky news.
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you talk about addressing an independent referendum at the end of the brexit process. is the end of the brexit process still spring 2019, or in circumstances do you regard it as later than that? and also, you say that for the tories to block a referendum would be democratically unsustainable. given that they beg to differ, what would you do? >> i think we should let the people have their say on june 8th. the great opportunity that theresa may has given us in calling for this election. we have the opportunity for the people of scotland to have their say. the first part of your question, i am very clear that scotland's choice -- scotland must have a choice. we cannot have our future imposed upon. we hear theresa may today, herself talk about the damage that brexit could do if it goes wrong. we cannot find ourselves in a position where we have no alternatives but to accept a
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damaging bre damaging brexit. that's why a choice, not now but at the right time is important. i said at the end of the process. i said that for a reason because it's important that people have clarity about brexit and what that means. and they then have clarity about the options. now, i said autumn 2018 to spring 2019 for a reason . that's when theresa may is saying the brexit process will end. i've taken hard at her word f. that changes, i have said this, if that changes, of course, we will have to consider our timing in light of that. because the key point of principle for me, is clarity at the end of a process to allow people to make a genuinely informed choice about the future of our country. [ applause ]
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>> paul mckay. >> you talk about a win of the election reinforcing another referendum. if you lose seats does that weaken your case? >> no. no. no. he has to do a job, and it's an important job to hold me and all of us to account. but can i say just -- [ applause ] but can i say directly to that, i mean, maybe i'm old fashioned. but the person who gets more vote -- the party that gets more seats than any other party wins the election. that's democracy. [ applause ] what i'm also saying very clearly, we're talking about choice for the end of the brexit process, not for now. this election also gives us more immediate opportunities. it gives us the opportunity to
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make sure that our voices in the house of commons standing from scotland against tory austerity. it makes sure we'll have snp voices standing against an extreme brexit making sure our interests are represented. that's why i'm saying to people across scotland. now matter how you voted at the referendum last year or two years ago, this is our opportunity to make scotland's voice heard. we know the only way to make scotland's voice heard is to vote snp and that is what i'm asking everyone to do. [ applause ] i think david clegg? >> good eye sight. >> i think it was bad eye sight i couldn't see you. >> i'm looking very good, i can assure you. >> diplomacy prevents me from
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commenting. [ applause ] >> first minister, the conservatives are running this general election campaign in scottland on one message, which is that they do not want another independence referendum. >> really? [ applause ] >> there is some evidence that it is working, and that some of your colleagues could lose their seats because of it. do you worry about that and the decision to call a referendum may cost some of your colleagues their seats? also can i ask if the snp would support the labor proposals on income tax for 45% rate at 80,000 pounds and a 50% rate at 123,000 pounds and if not, why? >> i said income tax proposals here, 50 pence tax rate for
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those earning 150,000 pounds or more. we oppose tax cuts at the higher rate and we have not delivered that tax cut in scottish parliament. we support a freeze on the basic rate of income tax. inflation is rising and i don't think we should be passing the burden of austerity on to the shoulders of low and middle income earners. [ applause ] in terms of your next question i'm confident and all of my colleagues here and those watching at home, each and every one of them has been a strong voice for scotland, get out and vote on june 8th to make sure. [ applause ] angus robertson has been the voice of opposition, standing up to theresa may and standing up to the storietories. not putting her on the spot week
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in and week out but putting g jeremy corbyn to shame as he does it. [ applause ] let's make sure that thorn in the side of the tories is still there. and lastly, on the point of the tory campaign, you may have heard me say this last week, but they talk about nothing other than independence. the thing is, she talks about it so much i don't get a chance to talk about it. [ applause ] what i'm talking about in this election is how we put an end to tory austerity. how we get rid of policies like the rates clause. and ruth davidson's support for the rate clause does shame her and show her true colors. [ applause ]
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the reason the torys want only to talk about independence, if you look at any of the leaflets there's no mention of health or welfare or the policies that matter to people. they don't want to talk about the record and they do not want to talk about their policies. because they know the tory records and tory policies harm our public services, harm people the length and breadth of this country. so i'll let ms. davidson continue to talk about whatever she wants in this campaign. i will continue to talk about how we put an end to the tory policies that are doing so much damage to the people of our country. [ applause ] and keenan andrews, i may be misinformed.
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>> no, that's correct. >> happy birthday. >> thank you. [ applause ] >> we might have gone from one extreme to the oether with the media. a happy medium is probably what we should try for. >> it's fine. something for everyone, it's okay. you say in the manifesto you want to balance the budget by the end of parliament. there's a lot of extra spending here, new cuts and not very much in the way of tax rises. do you have a detailed plan of costings and can you give us an idea of exactly how you plan to balance the budget? >> what we have said in terms of our alternative fiscal plan by balancing day-to-day spending by the end of the parliament reducing the deficit to its long term precrash average and getting debt on a downward trajectory. that compared to the tories'
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plans free up 150 billion pounds over the life of parliament. there are tax rises involved in this manifesto, the 45 to 50 pence on the additional rate of income tax. the removal of the marriage allowance which discriminates between couples who are married and those who are not and also reversing the cuts at bank levee. those increases will raise an additional 10 billion pounds over the life of the parliament. the spending commitment in the manifesto add up to around 80 billion pounds. they are affordable within that fiscal plan we have set out. we also leave head room, if for example, there needs to be investment to deal with some of the impacts of brexit. so this is a fully thought out and affordable plan. and, you know, how we balance the budget is to take sensible steps towards balancing that
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budget, but not doing it through aggressive cuts on the backs of those who can least afford them. so this is moderating, significantly moderating what the tories were already planning and allows us to invest. allows us to halt the welfare cuts that driving more people into poverty and allows us to invest properly in our economy. one of the really stupid things about tory economic policy over the past number of years, has been that their own austerity has made it harder for them to meet the fiscal targets. so by investing, we can grow economies faster and meet targets more successfully than tories have managed. this is common sense. in this election we're the only party putting forward a credible alternative to austerity that gets the finances on to sustainable footing but means we can have investment for the future. i'm proud to put it forward today. [ applause ]
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tom gordon, i think is -- sorry. tom and then i'll go behind to i think that's kathleen behind, yeah. >> thanks, first minister. the manifesto covers in 2015 and 2016 were essentially single pictures of you. you are no where to be seen on this manifesto cover, on the outside. and do you accept that you personally -- i know you're on page two but you're not on the outside. >> there's a reason for that. >> do you accept that you personally have become a more divisive person on the doorstep for voters? >> i might like you for that one. so no. look, you know what? this is a great example -- i don't mean this disrespectfully to tom. he's entitled to ask this question. it's a great example of how
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politicians, not just snp politicians, you're damned if you do, damned if you don't. if you remember our manifesto launch last year, they all said it was the personality. this year, they're criticizing -- but the reason, that baby, you know, that baby's much cuter than me, come on. [ applause ] so that's why, the baby. in case you haven't noticed, i'm not going to say lovely because i don't think any pictures of me are particularly lovely. there's one on page two holding up scotland's love heart which i think is great image. [ applause ] okay, kathleen. >> hello, kathleen from the national. theresa may has said -- [ applause ]
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thank you. >> i'm not sure if that was for the national or for me. >> theresa may has said no to referendums before brexit is played out. in fact, ruth davidson has said she doesn't want a second independence referendum for 35 years. so if theresa may returns, whoever is in downing street, what can you do to make sure scotland can have a referendum before brexit? >> i want scotland to have a choice at the the end of the br process. there's not much difference between what i'm saying and what theresa may is saying. i don't want people to choose now that would be wrong. at the end of the process when
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we can judge what brexit means, people can make an informed choice. the alternative to that is we have to accept brexit no matter how damaging it might be. we hear theresa may today, herself talk about the dangers of brexit going wrong. she's spelling out the dangers to our economy, the dangers to our public services. i don't believe that we should have to accept that come what may. i believe our future should be decided for us. not now, but when the time is right. the more immediate opportunity in this election is to make sure that we can influence those brexit negotiations. every vote for the snp is a vote to strengthen my hand to make sure that scotland's voice is heard in these vital negotiations over the next few months. [ applause ] i've got a choice of journalists
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now, which one to take? eeny meanie miny moe. go on, simon. >> thank you very much, first minister. can i just ask jeremy corbyn said yesterday he would open discussions with you over a second independence referendum if he becomes prime minister. i wanted your thoughts on that. and secondly, i wondered whether you've been quick to write him off, given the polls seem to suggest he's winning the campaign in england? >> well, i watched -- i didn't watch all of it but i watched some of the debate. but it wasn't a debate because they didn't actually interact with each other. you know, i'm not sure it would have been hard to come off better than theresa may in that sky program last night. [ applause ] and this is a serious point. you know, people all over the
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country now wondered what a tory government means for their care if they get older. and the house that they'll be able to at least to the children, that older people are wondering whether or not they'll have a winter fuel payment or whether pensions will be safe. it's outrageous the torys are not answering any of these questions in the election. anyone watching the prime minister last night would suddenly have seen very clearly why she's dodged any direct leaders' debate in this election. [ applause ] the polls, even though the polls are narrowing, i think everything suggests that we are still facing another tory government. but if the tory government that has been exposed over this campaign, and that presents us here in scotland with an opportunity. and that is an opportunity to make sure we keep a tory
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government in check. we don't face a tory government without a strong scottish voice standing up for our interests. and this is a really fundamentally important point in this election. because we know that labor is no longer strong enough in scotland to stand up to the tories. voting labor -- and constituencies across scotland would not want labor in the back down. only the snp, only the snp has the strength in scotland to stand up to the tories. we face, i think another tory government. but it's a tory government that has had its vulnerabilities exposed in this campaign. so let's make sure we grasp that opportunity to send strong scottish voices to keep that government in check. tory mps, we know this beyond a shadow of a doubt. we've only had to watch ruth
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davidson defend the rate cause for goodness sake. we know tory mps will be a rubber stamp for anything theresa may wants to do. whether that's more austerity cuts, welfare cuts, extreme brexit that puts scottish jobs on the line. if we want strong scottish voices, that can only come from the snp. make sure on june 8th you vote snp to get those strong voices. [ applause ] okay. thank you all very much indeed. before we end today, we will do, i'm sure some more photographs here. can i thank all of you for coming here today. but more importantly, can i ask each and every one of you now to leave this hall and get out there and campaign for your local snp candidate. before you leave today, if you can, get out and campaign.
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and then campaign as hard as you can. there are big challenges ahead for all of us. the decisions taken by westminster government over the next few years will shape our country. let's make sure snp voices are in there standing up for scotland. let's get out, let's win this election. [ applause ] [ applause ]
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[ applause ] coming up tonight here on cspan 3, american history tv and primetime with a discussion on the legacy of woodrow wilson. the organization of american historians had a discussion on the 28th president at its annual meeting. you can see that tonight on cspan 3 beginning at 8:00 eastern. this weekend, cspan cities tour, along with the help of our comcast cable partners will explore the literary life and history of eugene, oregon. saturday at noon eastern on book tv. go inside the university of
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oregon's library archives and special collections for a look at the life and writings of ken kecy. >> after the book was published, a psychiatrist named lewis bartlet read the book and he sent ken a fan letter. and there ensued some correspondence between the two of them about mental institutions, psychiatry. >> we examine the culture and lives of african-americans during world war i. >> there's a conflict when african-americans came home. in terms of the effects of the war, in terms of reforming how americans thought about race relations. i don't think it did. it didn't have the impact african-americans hoped it would. >> on sunday at 2:00 p.m. eastern on american history tv, the story of abigail scott do
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done -- dun away. >> she is an example of one of the really great diaries. she describes what's happening between the people, she describes troubles that happen. she describes the landscape and the scenery. and it's clear -- you get a pretty good inkling here that she's a really good writer. and that skill served her well later on in her career as a leader in the suffrage movement. >> hear about former oregon u.s. senator wayne morris. >> it was a bit of a curmudgeon. if you didn't have the same level of principles and integrity as he did, he would be vocal about that. he was critical of other senators, he stood his ground and wouldn't compromise sometimes. i think at times people were trying to move him along or
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became frustrated in dealing with him. in the end, i think he is so well known for his integrity. >> watch cspan city's tour of eugene, oregon, saturday at noon eastern on cspan 2's book tv. and sunday on cspan 3. working with our cable affiliates and visiting cities across the country. it resulted in a naval victory for the u.s. over japan. just six months after the attack on pearl harbor. and friday, american history tv will be live all day from the mcarthur memorial visitor's center in norfolk, virginia frr. speakers include the author of the admirals. the five star admirals who won the war at sea. elliott carlson with his book, the odyssey of a code breaker who out witted yamamoto at
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midway. the untold story of the battle of midway. and timothy orr co-authorer of never call me a hero. a dive bomber pilot remembers the battle of midway. watch the battle of midway's 75th anniversary live on friday beginning at 9:30 a.m. eastern on american history tv on cspan 3. the house way and means committee recently held a hearing to changes to the tax code that could expand the u.s. economy and create jobs. executives with manufacturing companies were at the hearing. which was chaired by kevin brady.

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