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Scottish Labor to trigger a vote of no confidence in the SNP government

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Speaking to LBC, Mr Sarwar said: “I think it is a matter of when Humza Yousaf will not resign as First Minister, but I think it would be completely untenable for the SNP to assume that the they imposed another unelected Prime Minister on Scotland.

“And that is why Scottish Labor has already said that we have no confidence in Humza Yousaf’s terms, but today we will also put a motion before Parliament, saying that the Scottish Parliament has no confidence in the Scottish Government.

“Because at the end of the day, I think the people of Scotland should put aside who is leading this country not just a small group of SNP members.”

The Herald:

The motion, tabled today, simply states that “the Senate has no confidence in the Scottish Government.”

If it were to be passed, the First Minister would be required, in accordance with the Scotland Act, to submit his resignation.

The President would then nominate an interim prime minister but there would be a vacancy and Holyrood would have 28 days to choose a replacement.

If ASA does not choose a new prime minister within that time frame, the Senedd would be dissolved and an early election would be triggered.

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Mr Sarwar said that Members of Parliament from all parts of parliament should support the proposal.

“Getting rid of Humza Yousaf alone will not deliver the change we need – we need to get rid of the entire SNP government which has left almost one in six Scots on the NHS waiting list, public finances in disarray and public services at the top.

“The people of Scotland deserve a new start – this can only come with a Scottish election.

“Scottish Labor is ready and willing to deliver the change we need – from restoring our NHS, to creating jobs and making Scotland a world leader in clean energy.

“The time for change has come.”

There are 129 MLAs in Holyrood, including President Alison Johnstone, who would have a casting vote if the result were a tie.

The SNP currently has 63 MLAs, the Scottish Conservatives 31, Scottish Labor 22, the Scottish Greens seven, the Scottish Liberal Democrats four and Alba has Ash Regan.

Ms Regan, who left the SNP last year to join Alex Salmond’s party, is the only opposition MLA not to state how they will vote on the motion of no confidence in Mr Yousaf.

She wrote to the Prime Minister this morning calling for a “reset.”

The former minister said her priorities were independence for Scotland, “the dignity, safety and rights of women and children” and providing competent government.

When asked if they could support Labour’s motion of no confidence in the government, a spokesman for Alba told The Herald: “Anas Sarwar’s claim is just an attempt to stay relevant. However, unionist parties should be wary of their joy.

“As much as Humza Yousaf and the SNP find themselves in a difficult position, supporters of independence will not turn back to the yoke of Tory and Labor mediocrity.

“The Alba Party now ensures that supporters of independence have a party they can turn to.”

More to follow…

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