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Liz Truss to ignore ‘attention-seeker’ Nicola Sturgeon over Scottish independence

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Tory leadership candidate Liz Truss has dismissed Nicola Sturgeon’s calls for a second Scottish independence referendum, describing the First Minister as an “attention-seeker.”

The foreign secretary delivered her remarks at a hustings in Exeter on Monday, 1 August, as she continued her campaign to be the next prime minister and leader of the Conservative Party.

“I’m a child of the union... we are a family and we’re better together. The best thing to do with Nicola Sturgeon is ignore her... she’s an attention-seeker,” Ms Truss said.

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