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General election 2019: SNP vote 'will send clear message on indyref2'

Nicola Sturgeon has launched the SNP election manifesto with a pledge to "escape Brexit and put Scotland's future in Scotland's hands".The manifesto says that the SNP winning the most seats in Scotland would send a "clear" message that an independence referendum must be held next year.Ms Sturgeon said the country faced a "fundamental question" over who should decide its future.And she called for a big increase in NHS funding across the UK.The SNP won 35 seats at the last general election in 2017, making it the third biggest party in the UK Parliament, and it hopes to hold the balance of power if there is a hung parliament after the forthcoming election.Ms Sturgeon says she is open to forming a "progressive alliance" with other part ...