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Scotland First Minister criticises 'scale' of UK cuts

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has used a speech in Edinburgh to attack the "scale and speed" of spending cuts planned by the UK government.

Speaking ahead of the Queen's Speech, the SNP leader reiterated her party's support for Britain's continued membership of the European Union.

In her first major economic address since the election, Ms Sturgeon also argued that the prime minister cannot ignore the democratic will of the Scottish people.

James Cook reports.

  • 26 May 2015
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