LONDON (AP) — The Scottish National Party launched its campaign for Britain’s Dec. 12 election on Friday, urging Scots to send its lawmakers to London in order to bring Scotland a step closer to independence.
Polls suggest that has boosted support for independence, which Scottish voters rejected in a 2014 plebiscite.
SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon said “Scotland’s vote to remain in the EU has been ignored” and that a vote for the SNP “is a vote to escape Brexit.”
On Thursday two former Labour lawmakers urged voters to back Johnson’s Conservatives and accused Corbyn, a long-time supporter of the Palestinians, of allowing anti-Jewish racism to spread within the Labour Party.
On Friday Labour election candidate Gideon Bull withdrew from the election contest in the eastern England town of Clacton after he was accused of referring to someone as “Shylock,” the fictional Jewish moneylender from Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice.