The full exchange: Blackford accuses Government of ‘being scared of democracy’

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SNP Westminster leader Ian Blackford accuses the government of “being scared of democracy” and “blocking Scottish democracy” after Nicola Sturgeon unveiled her route map to the indyref2.

Dominic Raab told Mr Blackford: “It’s not the right time for another referendum, given the challenges that we face as one UK.

“I think actually the people of Scotland want their two governments to work together and we are keen, willing and enthusiastic to do so.”

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