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Sturgeon warns Johnson: don’t use Trump tactics

First minister tells PM that Scots must not have their democratic will thwarted by Westminster government in run-up to elections

Nicola Sturgeon has warned Boris Johnson he would be showing the same contempt for democracy as Donald Trump displayed after losing the US presidential election, if he were to block the will of the Scottish people in favour of another referendum on independence.

Writing for the Observer before elections to the Scottish parliament on 6 May, which are likely to deliver a majority for pro-independence candidates, Scotland’s first minister says Scots must be free to determine their own future, and not have their democratic will thwarted by the government in Westminster.

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