Ian Blackford

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Ian Blackford declared : “If the Prime Minister is serious about bringing investment to Scotland, he should sign the contract which would see HS2 trains built in Scotland,” “If accepted, Talgo’s bid to the UK Government for HS2 would see 1,000 jobs to Longannet in the west of Fife” External link

heraldscotland Tuesday, February 18, 2020 8:46:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford wrote ( about Dominic Cummings ) : "It is substantially in the public interest to summon those involved in designing these changes - we should know their purpose and intent. "Dominic Cummings... has been widely reported as the main catalyst for these alterations and so it's right that he is the first to be summoned and required to answer questions on this matter" External link

bbc Sunday, February 16, 2020 9:18:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford said : "It is crucial that key appointed officials, responsible to the prime minister, are compelled to give evidence on these changes - in full, in detail and in public. "I hope parliament's Liaison Committee is favourable to facilitating this as a matter of public interest and transparency" External link

bbc Sunday, February 16, 2020 9:18:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford said : “Poor management to date has not detracted, in my view, from the fundamental value of the project". SNP Westminster leader Ian Blackford called on the UK Government to throw its weight behind the an extension of the Borders Railway, which would link Edinburgh and Carlisle. "If the Prime Minister is truly committed to rail connectivity across these islands, he should engage with the Scottish Government to improve rail links from Scotland to the major cities in the North of England such as Manchester, Newcastle and beyond,” External link

TheScotsman Tuesday, February 11, 2020 5:25:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford said : “In the first few days of Brexit Britain, this Prime Minister has sacked an official, taken an isolationist approach to trade and banned the press from a Downing Street briefing,” External link

thenews-pk Thursday, February 6, 2020 5:57:00 AM EAT

Ian Blackford responded : “The Prime Minister doesn’t even know the name of our party,” External link

thenews-pk Thursday, February 6, 2020 5:57:00 AM EAT

Ian Blackford said : “In the first few days of Brexit Britain, this prime minister has sacked an official, taken an isolationist approach to trade and banned the press from a Downing Street briefing,” External link

thecourier Wednesday, February 5, 2020 7:38:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford said : “In the first few days of Brexit Britain, this prime minister has sacked an official, taken an isolationist approach to trade and banned the press from a Downing Street briefing,” External link

pressandjournal Wednesday, February 5, 2020 6:39:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford said : "In the first few days of Brexit Britain, this Prime Minister has sacked an official, taken an isolationist approach to trade and banned the press from a Downing Street briefing," External link

heraldscotland Wednesday, February 5, 2020 5:33:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford responded : "The Prime Minister doesn't even know the name of our party," External link

heraldscotland Wednesday, February 5, 2020 5:33:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford added : "In the first few days of Brexit Britain this Prime Minister has sacked an official, taken an isolationist approach to trade, and banned the press from a Downing Street briefing. " External link

themirror Wednesday, February 5, 2020 4:04:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford said : "Is this indeed the first time that members from Scotland have had their votes discounted in this place? " External link

heraldscotland Wednesday, February 5, 2020 2:11:00 AM EAT

Ian Blackford added ( about The UK ) : “The Scottish Government’s proposals will boost Scotland’s population, grow our economy and protect public services. The UK Government’s policies threaten to plunge our working age population into decline” External link

pressandjournal Wednesday, January 29, 2020 6:28:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford said ( about Boris Johnson ) : “Independence offers a beacon of hope from Boris’s Brexit” External link

pressandjournal Monday, January 27, 2020 10:51:00 AM EAT

Ian Blackford said ( about Boris Johnson ) : "Boris Johnson has trampled over the democratic votes in Edinburgh, Belfast and Cardiff," External link

arkansasonline Friday, January 24, 2020 12:12:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford said ( about Boris Johnson ) : “Boris Johnson has trampled over the democratic votes in Edinburgh, Belfast and Cardiff,” External link

egyptindependent Friday, January 24, 2020 11:05:00 AM EAT

Ian Blackford said ( about Boris Johnson ) : “Boris Johnson has trampled over the democratic votes in Edinburgh, Belfast and Cardiff,” External link

timesofisrael Friday, January 24, 2020 6:54:00 AM EAT

Ian Blackford said ( about Boris Johnson ) : “Boris Johnson has trampled over the democratic votes in Edinburgh, Belfast and Cardiff,” External link

washtimes Friday, January 24, 2020 6:43:00 AM EAT

Ian Blackford claimed : “seal the fate of the Union,” External link

heraldscotland Friday, January 24, 2020 3:37:00 AM EAT

Ian Blackford said ( about Boris Johnson ) : "Boris Johnson has trampled over the democratic votes in Edinburgh, Belfast and Cardiff," External link

CBC Friday, January 24, 2020 1:00:00 AM EAT

Ian Blackford said ( about Boris Johnson ) : "Boris Johnson has trampled over the democratic votes in Edinburgh, Belfast and Cardiff," External link

timescolonist Thursday, January 23, 2020 10:49:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford told : “I fully respect that those who voted for the Conservative Party in England have got what they voted for, but the fact remains that the people of Scotland were told in 2014 that if we stayed in the UK our rights as EU citizens would be respected. And moreover, we were told that we were to lead the United Kingdom, that this was a family of nations, our rights would be respected,” External link

ibtimes Thursday, January 23, 2020 9:44:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford said ( about Boris Johnson ) : "Boris Johnson has trampled over the democratic votes in Edinburgh, Belfast and Cardiff," External link

timescolonist Thursday, January 23, 2020 9:04:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford said ( about Boris Johnson ) : “Boris Johnson has trampled over the democratic votes in Edinburgh, Belfast and Cardiff,” External link

washtimes Thursday, January 23, 2020 7:58:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford said ( about Boris Johnson ) : “Boris Johnson has trampled over the democratic votes in Edinburgh, Belfast and Cardiff,” External link

wivb Thursday, January 23, 2020 7:31:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford said ( about Boris Johnson ) : “Boris Johnson has trampled over the democratic votes in Edinburgh, Belfast and Cardiff,” External link

theglobeandmail Thursday, January 23, 2020 7:09:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford said ( about Boris Johnson ) : "Boris Johnson has trampled over the democratic votes in Edinburgh, Belfast and Cardiff," External link

startribune Thursday, January 23, 2020 7:04:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford added : "There's 28 devolved powers that we're going to be losing as a consequence of this. But really it is about this issue of respect. " External link

RTERadio Wednesday, January 22, 2020 11:05:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford declared : “The Prime Minister just doesn’t get it. This is an unprecedented attack. Scotland said no and we meant it,” External link

heraldscotland Wednesday, January 22, 2020 5:57:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford said ( about Tory Government ) : “Devolution is under attack from this Tory government,” External link

TheScotsman Wednesday, January 22, 2020 5:16:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford declared : “serious breach of the letter and spirit of the Sewel Convention, which has underpinned devolution on these islands for the past 20 years,” External link

heraldscotland Wednesday, January 22, 2020 3:25:00 AM EAT

Ian Blackford said : “Russian interference in elections is widespread and well documented. The evidence that Russia poses a direct threat to the functioning and operability of democracy among our allies in the EU and beyond is overwhelming” “If this report, as you have recently claimed, shows that Russia has never interfered in any democratic event in the U.K., then it is inexplicable that you chose not to restore public trust and publish this report before the 2019 general election,” External link

hurriyetdailynews Tuesday, January 21, 2020 12:37:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford said : “Russian interference in elections is widespread and well documented. The evidence that Russia poses a direct threat to the functioning and operability of democracy among our allies in the EU and beyond is overwhelming” “If this report, as you have recently claimed, shows that Russia has never interfered in any democratic event in the U.K., then it is inexplicable that you chose not to restore public trust and publish this report before the 2019 general election,” External link

yenisafak-en Tuesday, January 21, 2020 10:08:00 AM EAT

Ian Blackford said : “Russian interference in elections is widespread and well documented. The evidence that Russia poses a direct threat to the functioning and operability of democracy among our allies in the EU and beyond is overwhelming” “If this report, as you have recently claimed, shows that Russia has never interfered in any democratic event in the U.K., then it is inexplicable that you chose not to restore public trust and publish this report before the 2019 general election,” External link

aa-en Tuesday, January 21, 2020 7:41:00 AM EAT

Ian Blackford said : "Russian interference in elections is widespread and well documented. The evidence that Russia poses a direct threat to the functioning and operability of democracy among our allies in the EU and beyond is overwhelming" "If this report, as you have recently claimed, shows that Russia has never interfered in any democratic event in the U.K., then it is inexplicable that you chose not to restore public trust and publish this report before the 2019 general election," External link

haberler-en Tuesday, January 21, 2020 1:48:00 AM EAT

Ian Blackford said ( about Boris Johnson ) : "Boris Johnson's repeated refusal to publish a key report into Russian interference in UK democracy, and his intentional delay in convening the Intelligence and Security Committee, is nothing short of an abdication of duty as Prime Minister and a clear attempt at ducking scrutiny" External link

TheScotsman Monday, January 20, 2020 3:43:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford said : "This is a constitutional crisis, because we will not and we cannot accept what is being done to us," External link

abc-au Wednesday, January 15, 2020 8:10:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford said : "The Prime Minister sent a letter to the First Minister of Scotland rejecting the democratic right of the people of Scotland to have a choice over their own future. This was not a surprise, the Prime Minister is a democracy denier. READ MORE: Boris Johnson tells Nicola Sturgeon to 'change the record' on constantly demanding indyref2 " External link

heraldscotland Wednesday, January 15, 2020 5:36:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford added : "The Prime Minister lives in a fantasy land, but people in Scotland know the reality of this Prime Minister's broken Brexit Britain. " External link

heraldscotland Wednesday, January 15, 2020 5:36:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford said : "The Prime Minister sent a letter to the First Minister of Scotland rejecting the democratic right of the people of Scotland to have a choice over their own future. This was not a surprise; the Prime Minister is a democracy denier. " External link

heraldscotland Wednesday, January 15, 2020 5:36:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford said : “The Prime Minister sent a letter to the First Minister of Scotland, rejecting the democratic right of the people of Scotland to have a choice over their own future,” External link

TheScotsman Wednesday, January 15, 2020 4:13:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford declared : “We will make sure we are building the case both for Scotland to be independent and for the right to have that independence referendum at home and abroad. So, we are simply not going to let this go,” External link

heraldscotland Monday, January 13, 2020 1:23:00 AM EAT

Ian Blackford asked : “How many times do the people of Scotland have to vote for the SNP to give the Scottish Parliament a mandate to have an independence referendum? Westminster cannot keep saying no” External link

heraldscotland Monday, January 13, 2020 1:23:00 AM EAT

Ian Blackford said : “I believe there are a number of Conservatives in the Cabinet who recognise that position” External link

heraldscotland Monday, January 13, 2020 1:23:00 AM EAT

Ian Blackford said : "This is a constitutional crisis, because we will not and we cannot accept what is being done to us," External link

straitstimesSG Friday, January 10, 2020 4:55:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford said : "This is a constitutional crisis, because we will not and we cannot accept what is being done to us," External link

arkansasonline Friday, January 10, 2020 12:04:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford said : "This is a constitutional crisis, because we will not and we cannot accept what is being done to us," External link

newindianexpress Friday, January 10, 2020 6:54:00 AM EAT

Ian Blackford said : "This is a constitutional crisis, because we will not and we cannot accept what is being done to us," External link

thespec Friday, January 10, 2020 2:24:00 AM EAT

Ian Blackford said : "This is a constitutional crisis, because we will not and we cannot accept what is being done to us," External link

abc-au Friday, January 10, 2020 1:14:00 AM EAT

Ian Blackford said : “This is a constitutional crisis, because we will not and we cannot accept what is being done to us,” External link

theglobeandmail Friday, January 10, 2020 12:59:00 AM EAT

Ian Blackford said : "This is a constitutional crisis, because we will not and we cannot accept what is being done to us," External link

brownsvilleherald Thursday, January 9, 2020 11:01:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford said : "This is a constitutional crisis, because we will not and we cannot accept what is being done to us," External link

hjnews Thursday, January 9, 2020 10:24:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford said : "This is a constitutional crisis, because we will not and we cannot accept what is being done to us," External link

mynews13 Thursday, January 9, 2020 10:22:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford said : “This is a constitutional crisis, because we will not and we cannot accept what is being done to us,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, January 9, 2020 10:12:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford said : "This is a constitutional crisis, because we will not and we cannot accept what is being done to us," External link

gazette Thursday, January 9, 2020 10:11:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford said : "This is a constitutional crisis, because we will not and we cannot accept what is being done to us," External link

wral Thursday, January 9, 2020 10:09:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford said ( about Tory Government ) : “The new SNP team at Westminster will be a strong and united opposition standing up for Scotland in the face of the growing threats of Brexit and an extreme Tory Government,” External link

chesterfirst Wednesday, January 8, 2020 11:56:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford asked ( about The UK ) : “Who should determine the future of Scotland? The Prime Minister or the people who live in Scotland?” External link

chesterfirst Wednesday, January 8, 2020 11:28:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford asked ( about The UK ) : “Who should determine the future of Scotland? The Prime Minister or the people who live in Scotland?” External link

thecourier Wednesday, January 8, 2020 6:46:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford asked ( about Mr Johnson ) : "Who should determine the future of Scotland, the PM, or the people who live in Scotland?” Mr Johnson told him " External link

itv Wednesday, January 8, 2020 5:41:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford asked ( about The UK ) : “Who should determine the future of Scotland? The Prime Minister or the people who live in Scotland?” External link

pressandjournal Wednesday, January 8, 2020 5:40:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford asked ( about The UK ) : “Who should determine the future of Scotland? The Prime Minister or the people who live in Scotland?” External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, January 8, 2020 5:37:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford said ( about Tory Government ) : “The new SNP team at Westminster will be a strong and united opposition standing up for Scotland in the face of the growing threats of Brexit and an extreme Tory Government,” External link

wandsworthguardian Tuesday, January 7, 2020 7:54:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford said ( about Tory Government ) : “The new SNP team at Westminster will be a strong and united opposition – standing up for Scotland in the face of the growing threats of Brexit and an extreme Tory Government,” External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, January 7, 2020 7:17:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford said : “The image of the prime minister playing with his phone, not listening to the SNP, says it all” External link

msn-uk Friday, December 20, 2019 10:02:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford responded : "The Prime Minister says say something more interesting - well, Prime Minister, this is about democracy, this is about the Scottish National Party that stood in the election on a manifesto about Scotland's right to choose. Ian Blackford (Image: Twitter) " External link

cambridge-news Friday, December 20, 2019 9:28:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford replied : "Indeed it does. There isn't really much that can be added to that because the image of the prime minister playing with his phone, not listening to the Scottish National Party says it all. " External link

cambridge-news Friday, December 20, 2019 9:28:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford said : “By placing that deadline, that risk of a no-deal Brexit, that we all fear is very much, is on the table again” External link

adaderana Friday, December 20, 2019 9:03:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford responded : "The Prime Minister says say something more interesting - well Prime Minister, this is about democracy, this is about the Scottish National Party that stood in the election on a manifesto about Scotland's right to choose. " External link

TheScotsman Friday, December 20, 2019 8:49:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford replied ( about Read More ) : "Indeed it does. There isn't really much that can be added to that because the image of the Prime Minister playing with his phone, not listening to the Scottish National Party says it all. READ MORE - " External link

TheScotsman Friday, December 20, 2019 8:49:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford said : “Let me just nail once and for all this issue about once in a generation, because it was made clear in the agreement signed between the two governments that it did not obstruct a future independence referendum,” “That is the fact of the matter” External link

TheScotsman Friday, December 20, 2019 8:49:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford responded : "The Prime Minister says say something more interesting - well, Prime Minister, this is about democracy, this is about the Scottish National Party that stood in the election on a manifesto about Scotland's right to choose. Ian Blackford (Image: Twitter) " External link

icWales Friday, December 20, 2019 7:50:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford replied : "Indeed it does. There isn't really much that can be added to that because the image of the prime minister playing with his phone, not listening to the Scottish National Party says it all. " External link

icWales Friday, December 20, 2019 7:50:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford said : "By placing that deadline, that risk of a no-deal Brexit, that we all fear is very much, is on the table again" External link

bbc Friday, December 20, 2019 7:33:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford said : “The SNP is ready to get on with the job of being the only strong, united, and focused opposition to Boris Johnson’s extreme Tory government and devastating Brexit plans,” External link

TheScotsman Wednesday, December 18, 2019 7:58:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford replied ( about Boris Johnson ) : “Boris Johnson lost the election in Scotland. It is the SNP that has a mandate from the Scottish people and that mandate must be honoured” External link

heraldscotland Tuesday, December 17, 2019 4:19:00 AM EAT

Ian Blackford claimed : “This movement towards having a referendum is unstoppable” External link

TheScotsman Monday, December 16, 2019 10:46:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford said ( about Jean Davis ) : “I am delighted former Lib Dem candidate Jean Davis is backing the SNP at this election joining thousands of former Labour, Lib Dem and Green voters supporting the SNP on 12th December as the main challenger to the Tories, the strongest party of Remain, and the only party offering people in Scotland a choice over our future” External link

thecourier Sunday, December 15, 2019 3:38:00 AM EAT

Ian Blackford said : “We need to make sure we have that referendum. Of course there have to be negotiations with the UK and the European Union, but the very reason we recognise there is a sense of urgency about this is because there is a threat to jobs and prosperity if we are outside the European Union” External link

thecourier Saturday, December 14, 2019 9:21:00 AM EAT

Ian Blackford said : “Our priorities, principally, in this election is about making sure we can escape Brexit that’s the first thing but also securing Scotland’s right to choose its own future,” External link

thecourier Friday, December 13, 2019 4:28:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford said : “We need to make sure we have that referendum. Of course there have to be negotiations with the UK and the European Union, but the very reason we recognise there is a sense of urgency about this is because there is a threat to jobs and prosperity if we are outside the European Union” External link

wandsworthguardian Friday, December 13, 2019 2:43:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford said : “We need to make sure we have that referendum. Of course there have to be negotiations with the UK and the European Union, but the very reason we recognise there is a sense of urgency about this is because there is a threat to jobs and prosperity if we are outside the European Union” External link

oxfordtimes Friday, December 13, 2019 2:34:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford said : “We need to make sure we have that referendum. Of course there have to be negotiations with the UK and the European Union, but the very reason we recognise there is a sense of urgency about this is because there is a threat to jobs and prosperity if we are outside the European Union” External link

chesterfirst Friday, December 13, 2019 2:25:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford said : “We need to make sure we have that referendum. Of course there have to be negotiations with the UK and the European Union, but the very reason we recognise there is a sense of urgency about this is because there is a threat to jobs and prosperity if we are outside the European Union” External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, December 13, 2019 2:03:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford said : “We need to make sure we have that referendum. Of course there have to be negotiations with the UK and the European Union, but the very reason we recognise there is a sense of urgency about this is because there is a threat to jobs and prosperity if we are outside the European Union” External link

pressandjournal Friday, December 13, 2019 1:39:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford said : “This is the most important election in living memory but the BBC has made the decision to short-change voters in Scotland, and across the UK, by restricting the focus of these debates to just two parties” External link

thecourier Friday, December 13, 2019 10:09:00 AM EAT

Ian Blackford said : “This election was about giving the people of Scotland the opportunity to support the SNP” External link

pressandjournal Friday, December 13, 2019 8:10:00 AM EAT

Ian Blackford said : “Our priorities, principally, in this election is about making sure we can escape Brexit that’s the first thing but also securing Scotland’s right to choose its own future” External link

thecourier Friday, December 13, 2019 5:17:00 AM EAT

Ian Blackford told ( about Boris Johnson ) : "I think what is absolutely crystal clear is that if Boris Johnson is going to win in England, there is no doubt that the SNP will have won in Scotland," External link

TheScotsman Friday, December 13, 2019 5:08:00 AM EAT

Ian Blackford said ( about Boris Johnson ) : "Boris Johnson knows he's utterly toxic to Scottish voters and is running scared of people in Scotland - by ducking debates, avoiding scrutiny, and refusing to even pay a flying visit. " External link

TheScotsman Monday, December 9, 2019 7:16:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford said ( about Jean Davis ) : “I am delighted former Lib Dem candidate Jean Davis is backing the SNP at this election joining thousands of former Labour, Lib Dem and Green voters supporting the SNP on 12th December as the main challenger to the Tories, the strongest party of Remain, and the only party offering people in Scotland a choice over our future” External link

yorkpress Thursday, December 5, 2019 3:29:00 AM EAT

Ian Blackford said ( about Jean Davis ) : “I am delighted former Lib Dem candidate Jean Davis is backing the SNP at this election joining thousands of former Labour, Lib Dem and Green voters supporting the SNP on 12th December as the main challenger to the Tories, the strongest party of Remain, and the only party offering people in Scotland a choice over our future” External link

worcesternews Thursday, December 5, 2019 12:50:00 AM EAT

Ian Blackford said ( about Boris Johnson ) : “The STV debate made it clear beyond doubt that only the SNP can beat the Tories in Scotland - and deprive Boris Johnson of the majority he so desperately craves. "The Scottish Tories have completely sold out to Boris Johnson and admitted they will rubber-stamp every decision he takes and stand by ever offensive comment he makes - while Labour and the Lib Dems have shown they are too weak to stand up for themselves, let alone Scotland” External link

heraldscotland Wednesday, December 4, 2019 1:37:00 AM EAT

Ian Blackford argued : “There is a challenge that all governments face over national health, but the fact is that our performance in Scotland is far superior than that of the rest of the UK” External link

independent-UK Tuesday, December 3, 2019 12:59:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford saying : "on policy, on leadership and on personal character, Scotland deserves better" External link

bbc Monday, December 2, 2019 4:20:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford said : “There’s going to be a public inquiry which will address these issues” External link

heraldscotland Tuesday, November 26, 2019 7:04:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford said ( about Willie Rennie ) : “There is no complacency, we should not be in the position that we are with that, but the harsh reality is, Willie, that the NHS in Scotland is admirable in most cases” External link

heraldscotland Tuesday, November 26, 2019 7:04:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford said : “It was clear tonight that under pressure Labour simply cannot defend preventing or delaying people making a choice over Scotland’s future,” “Whether and when to hold an independence referendum is a matter for the people of Scotland – not detached Westminster parties” External link

TheScotsman Saturday, November 23, 2019 2:47:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford said : "No, there are a number of things that we would argue for" External link

standard Saturday, November 23, 2019 12:12:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford said : "Scottish Labour has become an utter farce. " External link

sundaymail Saturday, November 23, 2019 9:54:00 AM EAT

Ian Blackford said : “Our priorities, principally, in this election is about making sure we can escape Brexit that’s the first thing but also securing Scotland’s right to choose its own future” External link

pressandjournal Saturday, November 23, 2019 6:57:00 AM EAT

Ian Blackford said : “This is the most important election in living memory but the BBC has made the decision to short-change voters in Scotland, and across the UK, by restricting the focus of these debates to just two parties” External link

pressandjournal Saturday, November 23, 2019 6:57:00 AM EAT

Ian Blackford said : “Our priorities, principally, in this election is about making sure we can escape Brexit that’s the first thing but also securing Scotland’s right to choose its own future,” External link

pressandjournal Friday, November 22, 2019 3:50:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford said : “Our priorities, principally, in this election is about making sure we can escape Brexit that’s the first thing but also securing Scotland’s right to choose its own future,” External link

chesterfirst Thursday, November 21, 2019 2:56:00 AM EAT

Ian Blackford said : “Our priorities, principally, in this election is about making sure we can escape Brexit that’s the first thing but also securing Scotland’s right to choose its own future” External link

chesterfirst Thursday, November 21, 2019 12:08:00 AM EAT

Ian Blackford said : "Given that every intervention Boris Johnson has tried to make in Scotland has backfired spectacularly for him, it's no wonder that he is running scared of Nicola Sturgeon. READ MORE: Scottish Secretary: SNP majority in 2021 is 'democratic mandate' for Indyref2 " External link

heraldscotland Tuesday, November 19, 2019 4:19:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford said : “Now it is incumbent on them to commit to the all party debate on 1 December or tell everyone what they are so scared of,” External link

TheScotsman Tuesday, November 19, 2019 11:25:00 AM EAT

Ian Blackford saying : “it’s about fairness for every voter and viewer across the country” External link

thejournal Monday, November 18, 2019 6:36:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford said : “otherwise uninterested in politics, or haven’t made their mind up” External link

TheScotsman Monday, November 18, 2019 9:39:00 AM EAT

Ian Blackford said ( about Shadow Brexit ) : "Our priorities, principally, in this election is about making sure we can escape Brexit - that's the first thing - but also securing Scotland's right to choose its own future," External link

TheScotsman Sunday, November 17, 2019 6:19:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford said : "Our priorities, principally, in this election is about making sure we can escape Brexit - that's the first thing - but also securing Scotland's right to choose its own future" External link

TheScotsman Sunday, November 17, 2019 6:19:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford said : "Our priorities, principally, in this election is about making sure we can escape Brexit - that's the first thing - but also securing Scotland's right to choose its own future," External link

bbc Sunday, November 17, 2019 4:41:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford said : “Our priorities, principally, in this election is about making sure we can escape Brexit that’s the first thing but also securing Scotland’s right to choose its own future” External link

heraldscotland Sunday, November 17, 2019 4:35:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford said : “Our priorities, principally, in this election is about making sure we can escape Brexit that’s the first thing but also securing Scotland’s right to choose its own future,” External link

worcesternews Sunday, November 17, 2019 4:22:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford said : “Our priorities, principally, in this election is about making sure we can escape Brexit – that’s the first thing – but also securing Scotland’s right to choose its own future,” External link

belfasttelegraph Sunday, November 17, 2019 4:15:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford said : "Our priorities, principally, in this election is about making sure we can escape Brexit - that's the first thing - but also securing Scotland's right to choose its own future" External link

themirror Sunday, November 17, 2019 3:18:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford said : “Our priorities, principally, in this election is about making sure we can escape Brexit that’s the first thing but also securing Scotland’s right to choose its own future” External link

wandsworthguardian Sunday, November 17, 2019 3:08:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford said : “This is the most important election in living memory but the BBC has made the decision to short-change voters in Scotland, and across the UK, by restricting the focus of these debates to just two parties” External link

salisburyjournal Friday, November 8, 2019 10:34:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford added : "Scotland didn't vote for Brexit and we won't have it forced upon us. " External link

heraldscotland Wednesday, October 30, 2019 5:21:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford replied ( about Boris Johnson ) : “I was reflecting on Boris Johnson trying to deliver an election having taken us out of the EU and doing that close to Christmas. We have got to accept our responsibilities and an election is the only way we can get out of this and the reason for coming together with the Liberals on the one-line bill is to try and do that” External link

heraldscotland Tuesday, October 29, 2019 1:05:00 AM EAT

Ian Blackford added : “The ultimate sanction we have is to have our own referendum on independence in 2020 and that’s what the basis of the election campaign will be fought on. It will be reinforcing the mandate that we have that we won in 2016 Scottish electionsIn a sense, we have an insurance policy and that is the right of the people of Scotland being able to choose their own destiny” External link

heraldscotland Tuesday, October 29, 2019 1:05:00 AM EAT

Ian Blackford added : "We will support the Liberal Democrats' proposals for an election before Brexit can happen, with no reintroduction of the Withdrawal Agreement Bill. " External link

TheScotsman Tuesday, October 29, 2019 12:44:00 AM EAT

Ian Blackford replied : "It is the right thing to do, that our young people have a right to have a say on their future as it is for EU nationals, that is the principle position that we have long taken" External link

TheScotsman Tuesday, October 29, 2019 12:44:00 AM EAT

Ian Blackford added ( about Bill Cash ) : "It is clear that there is a desire on the Opposition benches to bring forward a Bill that can give us an election. But we don't trust this Prime Minister and we don't trust this Prime Minister for good reason. " External link

stokesentinel Tuesday, October 29, 2019 12:10:00 AM EAT

Ian Blackford said : "It is clear that there is a desire on the Opposition benches to bring forward a Bill that can give us an election. But we don't trust this Prime Minister and we don't trust this Prime Minister for good reason. " External link

TheScotsman Monday, October 28, 2019 10:41:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford disse : “Qualquer falha de um primeiro-ministro que pense estar acima da lei – bem, primeiro-ministro, você vai parar no tribunal” External link

noticias-r7 Sunday, October 20, 2019 8:22:00 AM EAT

Ian Blackford disse : "Qualquer falha de um primeiro-ministro que pense estar acima da lei - bem, primeiro-ministro, você vai parar no tribunal" External link

atarde Sunday, October 20, 2019 12:36:00 AM EAT

Ian Blackford disse : "Qualquer falha de um primeiro-ministro que pense estar acima da lei - bem, primeiro-ministro, você vai parar no tribunal" External link

correio24horas Saturday, October 19, 2019 9:29:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford affirmé : "Nous ne pouvons pas faire confiance à ce Premier ministre, son temps doit prendre fin" External link

msn-fr Thursday, September 26, 2019 11:38:00 AM EAT

Ian Blackford affirmé : «Nous ne pouvons pas faire confiance à ce Premier ministre, son temps doit prendre fin» External link

WortLuxembourg-fr Thursday, September 26, 2019 11:03:00 AM EAT

Ian Blackford affirmé : "Nous ne pouvons pas faire confiance à ce Premier ministre, son temps doit prendre fin" External link

lexpress Thursday, September 26, 2019 8:54:00 AM EAT



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Ian Blackford declared : “If the Prime Minister is serious about bringing investment to Scotland, he should sign the contract which would see HS2 trains built in Scotland,” “If accepted, Talgo’s bid to the UK Government for HS2 would see 1,000 jobs to Longannet in the west of Fife” External link

heraldscotland Tuesday, February 18, 2020 8:46:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford wrote ( about Dominic Cummings ) : "It is substantially in the public interest to summon those involved in designing these changes - we should know their purpose and intent. "Dominic Cummings... has been widely reported as the main catalyst for these alterations and so it's right that he is the first to be summoned and required to answer questions on this matter" External link

bbc Sunday, February 16, 2020 9:18:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford said : "It is crucial that key appointed officials, responsible to the prime minister, are compelled to give evidence on these changes - in full, in detail and in public. "I hope parliament's Liaison Committee is favourable to facilitating this as a matter of public interest and transparency" External link

bbc Sunday, February 16, 2020 9:18:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford said : “Poor management to date has not detracted, in my view, from the fundamental value of the project". SNP Westminster leader Ian Blackford called on the UK Government to throw its weight behind the an extension of the Borders Railway, which would link Edinburgh and Carlisle. "If the Prime Minister is truly committed to rail connectivity across these islands, he should engage with the Scottish Government to improve rail links from Scotland to the major cities in the North of England such as Manchester, Newcastle and beyond,” External link

TheScotsman Tuesday, February 11, 2020 5:25:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford said : “In the first few days of Brexit Britain, this Prime Minister has sacked an official, taken an isolationist approach to trade and banned the press from a Downing Street briefing,” External link

thenews-pk Thursday, February 6, 2020 5:57:00 AM EAT

Ian Blackford responded : “The Prime Minister doesn’t even know the name of our party,” External link

thenews-pk Thursday, February 6, 2020 5:57:00 AM EAT

Ian Blackford said : “In the first few days of Brexit Britain, this prime minister has sacked an official, taken an isolationist approach to trade and banned the press from a Downing Street briefing,” External link

thecourier Wednesday, February 5, 2020 7:38:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford said : “In the first few days of Brexit Britain, this prime minister has sacked an official, taken an isolationist approach to trade and banned the press from a Downing Street briefing,” External link

pressandjournal Wednesday, February 5, 2020 6:39:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford said : "In the first few days of Brexit Britain, this Prime Minister has sacked an official, taken an isolationist approach to trade and banned the press from a Downing Street briefing," External link

heraldscotland Wednesday, February 5, 2020 5:33:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford responded : "The Prime Minister doesn't even know the name of our party," External link

heraldscotland Wednesday, February 5, 2020 5:33:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford added : "In the first few days of Brexit Britain this Prime Minister has sacked an official, taken an isolationist approach to trade, and banned the press from a Downing Street briefing. " External link

themirror Wednesday, February 5, 2020 4:04:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford said : "Is this indeed the first time that members from Scotland have had their votes discounted in this place? " External link

heraldscotland Wednesday, February 5, 2020 2:11:00 AM EAT

Ian Blackford added ( about The UK ) : “The Scottish Government’s proposals will boost Scotland’s population, grow our economy and protect public services. The UK Government’s policies threaten to plunge our working age population into decline” External link

pressandjournal Wednesday, January 29, 2020 6:28:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford said ( about Boris Johnson ) : “Independence offers a beacon of hope from Boris’s Brexit” External link

pressandjournal Monday, January 27, 2020 10:51:00 AM EAT

Ian Blackford said ( about Boris Johnson ) : "Boris Johnson has trampled over the democratic votes in Edinburgh, Belfast and Cardiff," External link

arkansasonline Friday, January 24, 2020 12:12:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford said ( about Boris Johnson ) : “Boris Johnson has trampled over the democratic votes in Edinburgh, Belfast and Cardiff,” External link

egyptindependent Friday, January 24, 2020 11:05:00 AM EAT

Ian Blackford said ( about Boris Johnson ) : “Boris Johnson has trampled over the democratic votes in Edinburgh, Belfast and Cardiff,” External link

timesofisrael Friday, January 24, 2020 6:54:00 AM EAT

Ian Blackford said ( about Boris Johnson ) : “Boris Johnson has trampled over the democratic votes in Edinburgh, Belfast and Cardiff,” External link

washtimes Friday, January 24, 2020 6:43:00 AM EAT

Ian Blackford claimed : “seal the fate of the Union,” External link

heraldscotland Friday, January 24, 2020 3:37:00 AM EAT

Ian Blackford said ( about Boris Johnson ) : "Boris Johnson has trampled over the democratic votes in Edinburgh, Belfast and Cardiff," External link

CBC Friday, January 24, 2020 1:00:00 AM EAT

Ian Blackford said ( about Boris Johnson ) : "Boris Johnson has trampled over the democratic votes in Edinburgh, Belfast and Cardiff," External link

timescolonist Thursday, January 23, 2020 10:49:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford told : “I fully respect that those who voted for the Conservative Party in England have got what they voted for, but the fact remains that the people of Scotland were told in 2014 that if we stayed in the UK our rights as EU citizens would be respected. And moreover, we were told that we were to lead the United Kingdom, that this was a family of nations, our rights would be respected,” External link

ibtimes Thursday, January 23, 2020 9:44:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford said ( about Boris Johnson ) : "Boris Johnson has trampled over the democratic votes in Edinburgh, Belfast and Cardiff," External link

timescolonist Thursday, January 23, 2020 9:04:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford said ( about Boris Johnson ) : “Boris Johnson has trampled over the democratic votes in Edinburgh, Belfast and Cardiff,” External link

washtimes Thursday, January 23, 2020 7:58:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford said ( about Boris Johnson ) : “Boris Johnson has trampled over the democratic votes in Edinburgh, Belfast and Cardiff,” External link

wivb Thursday, January 23, 2020 7:31:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford said ( about Boris Johnson ) : “Boris Johnson has trampled over the democratic votes in Edinburgh, Belfast and Cardiff,” External link

theglobeandmail Thursday, January 23, 2020 7:09:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford said ( about Boris Johnson ) : "Boris Johnson has trampled over the democratic votes in Edinburgh, Belfast and Cardiff," External link

startribune Thursday, January 23, 2020 7:04:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford added : "There's 28 devolved powers that we're going to be losing as a consequence of this. But really it is about this issue of respect. " External link

RTERadio Wednesday, January 22, 2020 11:05:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford declared : “The Prime Minister just doesn’t get it. This is an unprecedented attack. Scotland said no and we meant it,” External link

heraldscotland Wednesday, January 22, 2020 5:57:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford said ( about Tory Government ) : “Devolution is under attack from this Tory government,” External link

TheScotsman Wednesday, January 22, 2020 5:16:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford declared : “serious breach of the letter and spirit of the Sewel Convention, which has underpinned devolution on these islands for the past 20 years,” External link

heraldscotland Wednesday, January 22, 2020 3:25:00 AM EAT

Ian Blackford said : “Russian interference in elections is widespread and well documented. The evidence that Russia poses a direct threat to the functioning and operability of democracy among our allies in the EU and beyond is overwhelming” “If this report, as you have recently claimed, shows that Russia has never interfered in any democratic event in the U.K., then it is inexplicable that you chose not to restore public trust and publish this report before the 2019 general election,” External link

hurriyetdailynews Tuesday, January 21, 2020 12:37:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford said : “Russian interference in elections is widespread and well documented. The evidence that Russia poses a direct threat to the functioning and operability of democracy among our allies in the EU and beyond is overwhelming” “If this report, as you have recently claimed, shows that Russia has never interfered in any democratic event in the U.K., then it is inexplicable that you chose not to restore public trust and publish this report before the 2019 general election,” External link

yenisafak-en Tuesday, January 21, 2020 10:08:00 AM EAT

Ian Blackford said : “Russian interference in elections is widespread and well documented. The evidence that Russia poses a direct threat to the functioning and operability of democracy among our allies in the EU and beyond is overwhelming” “If this report, as you have recently claimed, shows that Russia has never interfered in any democratic event in the U.K., then it is inexplicable that you chose not to restore public trust and publish this report before the 2019 general election,” External link

aa-en Tuesday, January 21, 2020 7:41:00 AM EAT

Ian Blackford said : "Russian interference in elections is widespread and well documented. The evidence that Russia poses a direct threat to the functioning and operability of democracy among our allies in the EU and beyond is overwhelming" "If this report, as you have recently claimed, shows that Russia has never interfered in any democratic event in the U.K., then it is inexplicable that you chose not to restore public trust and publish this report before the 2019 general election," External link

haberler-en Tuesday, January 21, 2020 1:48:00 AM EAT

Ian Blackford said ( about Boris Johnson ) : "Boris Johnson's repeated refusal to publish a key report into Russian interference in UK democracy, and his intentional delay in convening the Intelligence and Security Committee, is nothing short of an abdication of duty as Prime Minister and a clear attempt at ducking scrutiny" External link

TheScotsman Monday, January 20, 2020 3:43:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford said : "This is a constitutional crisis, because we will not and we cannot accept what is being done to us," External link

abc-au Wednesday, January 15, 2020 8:10:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford said : "The Prime Minister sent a letter to the First Minister of Scotland rejecting the democratic right of the people of Scotland to have a choice over their own future. This was not a surprise, the Prime Minister is a democracy denier. READ MORE: Boris Johnson tells Nicola Sturgeon to 'change the record' on constantly demanding indyref2 " External link

heraldscotland Wednesday, January 15, 2020 5:36:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford added : "The Prime Minister lives in a fantasy land, but people in Scotland know the reality of this Prime Minister's broken Brexit Britain. " External link

heraldscotland Wednesday, January 15, 2020 5:36:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford said : "The Prime Minister sent a letter to the First Minister of Scotland rejecting the democratic right of the people of Scotland to have a choice over their own future. This was not a surprise; the Prime Minister is a democracy denier. " External link

heraldscotland Wednesday, January 15, 2020 5:36:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford said : “The Prime Minister sent a letter to the First Minister of Scotland, rejecting the democratic right of the people of Scotland to have a choice over their own future,” External link

TheScotsman Wednesday, January 15, 2020 4:13:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford declared : “We will make sure we are building the case both for Scotland to be independent and for the right to have that independence referendum at home and abroad. So, we are simply not going to let this go,” External link

heraldscotland Monday, January 13, 2020 1:23:00 AM EAT

Ian Blackford asked : “How many times do the people of Scotland have to vote for the SNP to give the Scottish Parliament a mandate to have an independence referendum? Westminster cannot keep saying no” External link

heraldscotland Monday, January 13, 2020 1:23:00 AM EAT

Ian Blackford said : “I believe there are a number of Conservatives in the Cabinet who recognise that position” External link

heraldscotland Monday, January 13, 2020 1:23:00 AM EAT

Ian Blackford said : "This is a constitutional crisis, because we will not and we cannot accept what is being done to us," External link

straitstimesSG Friday, January 10, 2020 4:55:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford said : "This is a constitutional crisis, because we will not and we cannot accept what is being done to us," External link

arkansasonline Friday, January 10, 2020 12:04:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford said : "This is a constitutional crisis, because we will not and we cannot accept what is being done to us," External link

newindianexpress Friday, January 10, 2020 6:54:00 AM EAT

Ian Blackford said : "This is a constitutional crisis, because we will not and we cannot accept what is being done to us," External link

thespec Friday, January 10, 2020 2:24:00 AM EAT

Ian Blackford said : "This is a constitutional crisis, because we will not and we cannot accept what is being done to us," External link

abc-au Friday, January 10, 2020 1:14:00 AM EAT

Ian Blackford said : “This is a constitutional crisis, because we will not and we cannot accept what is being done to us,” External link

theglobeandmail Friday, January 10, 2020 12:59:00 AM EAT

Ian Blackford said : "This is a constitutional crisis, because we will not and we cannot accept what is being done to us," External link

brownsvilleherald Thursday, January 9, 2020 11:01:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford said : "This is a constitutional crisis, because we will not and we cannot accept what is being done to us," External link

hjnews Thursday, January 9, 2020 10:24:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford said : "This is a constitutional crisis, because we will not and we cannot accept what is being done to us," External link

mynews13 Thursday, January 9, 2020 10:22:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford said : “This is a constitutional crisis, because we will not and we cannot accept what is being done to us,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, January 9, 2020 10:12:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford said : "This is a constitutional crisis, because we will not and we cannot accept what is being done to us," External link

gazette Thursday, January 9, 2020 10:11:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford said : "This is a constitutional crisis, because we will not and we cannot accept what is being done to us," External link

wral Thursday, January 9, 2020 10:09:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford said ( about Tory Government ) : “The new SNP team at Westminster will be a strong and united opposition standing up for Scotland in the face of the growing threats of Brexit and an extreme Tory Government,” External link

chesterfirst Wednesday, January 8, 2020 11:56:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford asked ( about The UK ) : “Who should determine the future of Scotland? The Prime Minister or the people who live in Scotland?” External link

chesterfirst Wednesday, January 8, 2020 11:28:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford asked ( about The UK ) : “Who should determine the future of Scotland? The Prime Minister or the people who live in Scotland?” External link

thecourier Wednesday, January 8, 2020 6:46:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford asked ( about Mr Johnson ) : "Who should determine the future of Scotland, the PM, or the people who live in Scotland?” Mr Johnson told him " External link

itv Wednesday, January 8, 2020 5:41:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford asked ( about The UK ) : “Who should determine the future of Scotland? The Prime Minister or the people who live in Scotland?” External link

pressandjournal Wednesday, January 8, 2020 5:40:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford asked ( about The UK ) : “Who should determine the future of Scotland? The Prime Minister or the people who live in Scotland?” External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, January 8, 2020 5:37:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford said ( about Tory Government ) : “The new SNP team at Westminster will be a strong and united opposition standing up for Scotland in the face of the growing threats of Brexit and an extreme Tory Government,” External link

wandsworthguardian Tuesday, January 7, 2020 7:54:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford said ( about Tory Government ) : “The new SNP team at Westminster will be a strong and united opposition – standing up for Scotland in the face of the growing threats of Brexit and an extreme Tory Government,” External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, January 7, 2020 7:17:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford said : “The image of the prime minister playing with his phone, not listening to the SNP, says it all” External link

msn-uk Friday, December 20, 2019 10:02:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford responded : "The Prime Minister says say something more interesting - well, Prime Minister, this is about democracy, this is about the Scottish National Party that stood in the election on a manifesto about Scotland's right to choose. Ian Blackford (Image: Twitter) " External link

cambridge-news Friday, December 20, 2019 9:28:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford replied : "Indeed it does. There isn't really much that can be added to that because the image of the prime minister playing with his phone, not listening to the Scottish National Party says it all. " External link

cambridge-news Friday, December 20, 2019 9:28:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford said : “By placing that deadline, that risk of a no-deal Brexit, that we all fear is very much, is on the table again” External link

adaderana Friday, December 20, 2019 9:03:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford responded : "The Prime Minister says say something more interesting - well Prime Minister, this is about democracy, this is about the Scottish National Party that stood in the election on a manifesto about Scotland's right to choose. " External link

TheScotsman Friday, December 20, 2019 8:49:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford replied ( about Read More ) : "Indeed it does. There isn't really much that can be added to that because the image of the Prime Minister playing with his phone, not listening to the Scottish National Party says it all. READ MORE - " External link

TheScotsman Friday, December 20, 2019 8:49:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford said : “Let me just nail once and for all this issue about once in a generation, because it was made clear in the agreement signed between the two governments that it did not obstruct a future independence referendum,” “That is the fact of the matter” External link

TheScotsman Friday, December 20, 2019 8:49:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford responded : "The Prime Minister says say something more interesting - well, Prime Minister, this is about democracy, this is about the Scottish National Party that stood in the election on a manifesto about Scotland's right to choose. Ian Blackford (Image: Twitter) " External link

icWales Friday, December 20, 2019 7:50:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford replied : "Indeed it does. There isn't really much that can be added to that because the image of the prime minister playing with his phone, not listening to the Scottish National Party says it all. " External link

icWales Friday, December 20, 2019 7:50:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford said : "By placing that deadline, that risk of a no-deal Brexit, that we all fear is very much, is on the table again" External link

bbc Friday, December 20, 2019 7:33:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford said : “The SNP is ready to get on with the job of being the only strong, united, and focused opposition to Boris Johnson’s extreme Tory government and devastating Brexit plans,” External link

TheScotsman Wednesday, December 18, 2019 7:58:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford replied ( about Boris Johnson ) : “Boris Johnson lost the election in Scotland. It is the SNP that has a mandate from the Scottish people and that mandate must be honoured” External link

heraldscotland Tuesday, December 17, 2019 4:19:00 AM EAT

Ian Blackford claimed : “This movement towards having a referendum is unstoppable” External link

TheScotsman Monday, December 16, 2019 10:46:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford said ( about Jean Davis ) : “I am delighted former Lib Dem candidate Jean Davis is backing the SNP at this election joining thousands of former Labour, Lib Dem and Green voters supporting the SNP on 12th December as the main challenger to the Tories, the strongest party of Remain, and the only party offering people in Scotland a choice over our future” External link

thecourier Sunday, December 15, 2019 3:38:00 AM EAT

Ian Blackford said : “We need to make sure we have that referendum. Of course there have to be negotiations with the UK and the European Union, but the very reason we recognise there is a sense of urgency about this is because there is a threat to jobs and prosperity if we are outside the European Union” External link

thecourier Saturday, December 14, 2019 9:21:00 AM EAT

Ian Blackford said : “Our priorities, principally, in this election is about making sure we can escape Brexit that’s the first thing but also securing Scotland’s right to choose its own future,” External link

thecourier Friday, December 13, 2019 4:28:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford said : “We need to make sure we have that referendum. Of course there have to be negotiations with the UK and the European Union, but the very reason we recognise there is a sense of urgency about this is because there is a threat to jobs and prosperity if we are outside the European Union” External link

wandsworthguardian Friday, December 13, 2019 2:43:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford said : “We need to make sure we have that referendum. Of course there have to be negotiations with the UK and the European Union, but the very reason we recognise there is a sense of urgency about this is because there is a threat to jobs and prosperity if we are outside the European Union” External link

oxfordtimes Friday, December 13, 2019 2:34:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford said : “We need to make sure we have that referendum. Of course there have to be negotiations with the UK and the European Union, but the very reason we recognise there is a sense of urgency about this is because there is a threat to jobs and prosperity if we are outside the European Union” External link

chesterfirst Friday, December 13, 2019 2:25:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford said : “We need to make sure we have that referendum. Of course there have to be negotiations with the UK and the European Union, but the very reason we recognise there is a sense of urgency about this is because there is a threat to jobs and prosperity if we are outside the European Union” External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, December 13, 2019 2:03:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford said : “We need to make sure we have that referendum. Of course there have to be negotiations with the UK and the European Union, but the very reason we recognise there is a sense of urgency about this is because there is a threat to jobs and prosperity if we are outside the European Union” External link

pressandjournal Friday, December 13, 2019 1:39:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford said : “This is the most important election in living memory but the BBC has made the decision to short-change voters in Scotland, and across the UK, by restricting the focus of these debates to just two parties” External link

thecourier Friday, December 13, 2019 10:09:00 AM EAT

Ian Blackford said : “This election was about giving the people of Scotland the opportunity to support the SNP” External link

pressandjournal Friday, December 13, 2019 8:10:00 AM EAT

Ian Blackford said : “Our priorities, principally, in this election is about making sure we can escape Brexit that’s the first thing but also securing Scotland’s right to choose its own future” External link

thecourier Friday, December 13, 2019 5:17:00 AM EAT

Ian Blackford told ( about Boris Johnson ) : "I think what is absolutely crystal clear is that if Boris Johnson is going to win in England, there is no doubt that the SNP will have won in Scotland," External link

TheScotsman Friday, December 13, 2019 5:08:00 AM EAT

Ian Blackford said ( about Boris Johnson ) : "Boris Johnson knows he's utterly toxic to Scottish voters and is running scared of people in Scotland - by ducking debates, avoiding scrutiny, and refusing to even pay a flying visit. " External link

TheScotsman Monday, December 9, 2019 7:16:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford said ( about Jean Davis ) : “I am delighted former Lib Dem candidate Jean Davis is backing the SNP at this election joining thousands of former Labour, Lib Dem and Green voters supporting the SNP on 12th December as the main challenger to the Tories, the strongest party of Remain, and the only party offering people in Scotland a choice over our future” External link

yorkpress Thursday, December 5, 2019 3:29:00 AM EAT

Ian Blackford said ( about Jean Davis ) : “I am delighted former Lib Dem candidate Jean Davis is backing the SNP at this election joining thousands of former Labour, Lib Dem and Green voters supporting the SNP on 12th December as the main challenger to the Tories, the strongest party of Remain, and the only party offering people in Scotland a choice over our future” External link

worcesternews Thursday, December 5, 2019 12:50:00 AM EAT

Ian Blackford said ( about Boris Johnson ) : “The STV debate made it clear beyond doubt that only the SNP can beat the Tories in Scotland - and deprive Boris Johnson of the majority he so desperately craves. "The Scottish Tories have completely sold out to Boris Johnson and admitted they will rubber-stamp every decision he takes and stand by ever offensive comment he makes - while Labour and the Lib Dems have shown they are too weak to stand up for themselves, let alone Scotland” External link

heraldscotland Wednesday, December 4, 2019 1:37:00 AM EAT

Ian Blackford argued : “There is a challenge that all governments face over national health, but the fact is that our performance in Scotland is far superior than that of the rest of the UK” External link

independent-UK Tuesday, December 3, 2019 12:59:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford saying : "on policy, on leadership and on personal character, Scotland deserves better" External link

bbc Monday, December 2, 2019 4:20:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford said : “There’s going to be a public inquiry which will address these issues” External link

heraldscotland Tuesday, November 26, 2019 7:04:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford said ( about Willie Rennie ) : “There is no complacency, we should not be in the position that we are with that, but the harsh reality is, Willie, that the NHS in Scotland is admirable in most cases” External link

heraldscotland Tuesday, November 26, 2019 7:04:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford said : “It was clear tonight that under pressure Labour simply cannot defend preventing or delaying people making a choice over Scotland’s future,” “Whether and when to hold an independence referendum is a matter for the people of Scotland – not detached Westminster parties” External link

TheScotsman Saturday, November 23, 2019 2:47:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford said : "No, there are a number of things that we would argue for" External link

standard Saturday, November 23, 2019 12:12:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford said : "Scottish Labour has become an utter farce. " External link

sundaymail Saturday, November 23, 2019 9:54:00 AM EAT

Ian Blackford said : “Our priorities, principally, in this election is about making sure we can escape Brexit that’s the first thing but also securing Scotland’s right to choose its own future” External link

pressandjournal Saturday, November 23, 2019 6:57:00 AM EAT

Ian Blackford said : “This is the most important election in living memory but the BBC has made the decision to short-change voters in Scotland, and across the UK, by restricting the focus of these debates to just two parties” External link

pressandjournal Saturday, November 23, 2019 6:57:00 AM EAT

Ian Blackford said : “Our priorities, principally, in this election is about making sure we can escape Brexit that’s the first thing but also securing Scotland’s right to choose its own future,” External link

pressandjournal Friday, November 22, 2019 3:50:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford said : “Our priorities, principally, in this election is about making sure we can escape Brexit that’s the first thing but also securing Scotland’s right to choose its own future,” External link

chesterfirst Thursday, November 21, 2019 2:56:00 AM EAT

Ian Blackford said : “Our priorities, principally, in this election is about making sure we can escape Brexit that’s the first thing but also securing Scotland’s right to choose its own future” External link

chesterfirst Thursday, November 21, 2019 12:08:00 AM EAT

Ian Blackford said : "Given that every intervention Boris Johnson has tried to make in Scotland has backfired spectacularly for him, it's no wonder that he is running scared of Nicola Sturgeon. READ MORE: Scottish Secretary: SNP majority in 2021 is 'democratic mandate' for Indyref2 " External link

heraldscotland Tuesday, November 19, 2019 4:19:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford said : “Now it is incumbent on them to commit to the all party debate on 1 December or tell everyone what they are so scared of,” External link

TheScotsman Tuesday, November 19, 2019 11:25:00 AM EAT

Ian Blackford saying : “it’s about fairness for every voter and viewer across the country” External link

thejournal Monday, November 18, 2019 6:36:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford said : “otherwise uninterested in politics, or haven’t made their mind up” External link

TheScotsman Monday, November 18, 2019 9:39:00 AM EAT

Ian Blackford said ( about Shadow Brexit ) : "Our priorities, principally, in this election is about making sure we can escape Brexit - that's the first thing - but also securing Scotland's right to choose its own future," External link

TheScotsman Sunday, November 17, 2019 6:19:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford said : "Our priorities, principally, in this election is about making sure we can escape Brexit - that's the first thing - but also securing Scotland's right to choose its own future" External link

TheScotsman Sunday, November 17, 2019 6:19:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford said : "Our priorities, principally, in this election is about making sure we can escape Brexit - that's the first thing - but also securing Scotland's right to choose its own future," External link

bbc Sunday, November 17, 2019 4:41:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford said : “Our priorities, principally, in this election is about making sure we can escape Brexit that’s the first thing but also securing Scotland’s right to choose its own future” External link

heraldscotland Sunday, November 17, 2019 4:35:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford said : “Our priorities, principally, in this election is about making sure we can escape Brexit that’s the first thing but also securing Scotland’s right to choose its own future,” External link

worcesternews Sunday, November 17, 2019 4:22:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford said : “Our priorities, principally, in this election is about making sure we can escape Brexit – that’s the first thing – but also securing Scotland’s right to choose its own future,” External link

belfasttelegraph Sunday, November 17, 2019 4:15:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford said : "Our priorities, principally, in this election is about making sure we can escape Brexit - that's the first thing - but also securing Scotland's right to choose its own future" External link

themirror Sunday, November 17, 2019 3:18:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford said : “Our priorities, principally, in this election is about making sure we can escape Brexit that’s the first thing but also securing Scotland’s right to choose its own future” External link

wandsworthguardian Sunday, November 17, 2019 3:08:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford said : “This is the most important election in living memory but the BBC has made the decision to short-change voters in Scotland, and across the UK, by restricting the focus of these debates to just two parties” External link

salisburyjournal Friday, November 8, 2019 10:34:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford added : "Scotland didn't vote for Brexit and we won't have it forced upon us. " External link

heraldscotland Wednesday, October 30, 2019 5:21:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford replied ( about Boris Johnson ) : “I was reflecting on Boris Johnson trying to deliver an election having taken us out of the EU and doing that close to Christmas. We have got to accept our responsibilities and an election is the only way we can get out of this and the reason for coming together with the Liberals on the one-line bill is to try and do that” External link

heraldscotland Tuesday, October 29, 2019 1:05:00 AM EAT

Ian Blackford added : “The ultimate sanction we have is to have our own referendum on independence in 2020 and that’s what the basis of the election campaign will be fought on. It will be reinforcing the mandate that we have that we won in 2016 Scottish electionsIn a sense, we have an insurance policy and that is the right of the people of Scotland being able to choose their own destiny” External link

heraldscotland Tuesday, October 29, 2019 1:05:00 AM EAT

Ian Blackford added : "We will support the Liberal Democrats' proposals for an election before Brexit can happen, with no reintroduction of the Withdrawal Agreement Bill. " External link

TheScotsman Tuesday, October 29, 2019 12:44:00 AM EAT

Ian Blackford replied : "It is the right thing to do, that our young people have a right to have a say on their future as it is for EU nationals, that is the principle position that we have long taken" External link

TheScotsman Tuesday, October 29, 2019 12:44:00 AM EAT

Ian Blackford added ( about Bill Cash ) : "It is clear that there is a desire on the Opposition benches to bring forward a Bill that can give us an election. But we don't trust this Prime Minister and we don't trust this Prime Minister for good reason. " External link

stokesentinel Tuesday, October 29, 2019 12:10:00 AM EAT

Ian Blackford said : "It is clear that there is a desire on the Opposition benches to bring forward a Bill that can give us an election. But we don't trust this Prime Minister and we don't trust this Prime Minister for good reason. " External link

TheScotsman Monday, October 28, 2019 10:41:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford disse : “Qualquer falha de um primeiro-ministro que pense estar acima da lei – bem, primeiro-ministro, você vai parar no tribunal” External link

noticias-r7 Sunday, October 20, 2019 8:22:00 AM EAT

Ian Blackford disse : "Qualquer falha de um primeiro-ministro que pense estar acima da lei - bem, primeiro-ministro, você vai parar no tribunal" External link

atarde Sunday, October 20, 2019 12:36:00 AM EAT

Ian Blackford disse : "Qualquer falha de um primeiro-ministro que pense estar acima da lei - bem, primeiro-ministro, você vai parar no tribunal" External link

correio24horas Saturday, October 19, 2019 9:29:00 PM EAT

Ian Blackford affirmé : "Nous ne pouvons pas faire confiance à ce Premier ministre, son temps doit prendre fin" External link

msn-fr Thursday, September 26, 2019 11:38:00 AM EAT

Ian Blackford affirmé : «Nous ne pouvons pas faire confiance à ce Premier ministre, son temps doit prendre fin» External link

WortLuxembourg-fr Thursday, September 26, 2019 11:03:00 AM EAT

Ian Blackford affirmé : "Nous ne pouvons pas faire confiance à ce Premier ministre, son temps doit prendre fin" External link

lexpress Thursday, September 26, 2019 8:54:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
leader34.85%EN11/16/201716/11/2017
champion3.03%EN10/18/201718/10/2017
leader du snp3.03%FR10/08/201708/10/2017
député3.03%FR09/16/201716/09/2017
mp51.52%EN09/06/201706/09/2017
scottish national party lawmaker3.03%EN05/31/201631/05/2016
scottish national party mp1.52%EN05/26/201626/05/2016
Names Lang Count
Ian BlackfordEN92.68%
Ian BlackfordFR3.25%
Ian BlackfordPT2.44%
Ian BlackfordNL1.63%


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