EVE OF POLL APPEAL TO ALL TOLERANT SCOTS TO STOP UKIP IN THEIR TRACKS

On the eve of the European election, the SNP has called for people of all political stripes who want to stop UKIP in their tracks to back the SNP’s Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh.

With polls this week confirming that the contest for Scotland’s sixth seat is between the Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh and Nigel Farage’s UKIP, only a vote for the SNP will prevent UKIP’s anti-devolution, anti-Europe agenda making inroads into Scotland.

Commenting, SNP Leader and First Minister Alex Salmond said:

“This European election is about securing a team of MEPs who will be a strong voice for Scotland, but it is also an important chance to determine the kind of Scotland we want to live in.

“I would urge people of tolerance from across Scotland’s political spectrum to look at the nasty, intolerant agenda of UKIP and use their vote tomorrow to firmly reject that brand of politics.

“The contest for Scotland’s sixth seat is between Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh and Nigel Farage’s UKIP, and people of all political shades who want to stop UKIP can play their part and back Tasmina and the SNP in Thursday’s vote.

“It is a contest between the new Scotland of hope and ambition that welcomes those who wish to come here and contribute to our society – and the appalling politics of intolerance being peddled by Nigel Farage’s UKIP.

“A vote for the SNP is a vote for a team of MEPs who will stand up for Scotland in Europe and work with out European neighbours to deliver more progress for Scotland.

“A strong team of SNP MEPs will fight Scotland’s corner and campaign on the right to extend the living wage to public procurement contracts, to secure jobs and investment in Scotland and to make Scotland’s mark in Europe.”

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