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Sturgeon refuses to rule out independence referendum

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon has refused to rule out another referendum at some point in the future. When asked about a referendum after May 7, Ms Sturgeon said: "Not after this Westminster General Election. That is not what this election is about."

The leaders of the four main political parties in Scotland are going head to head on television tonight ahead of the General Election.

Scotland Debates will feature SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon, Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy, Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson and Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie.

It will be broadcast live from The Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh on STV and the STV Player.

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Sturgeon says Miliband is 'running out of time'

Ed Miliband is running out of time to confirm he would work with the SNP at Westminster, Nicola Sturgeon has warned ahead of tonight's Scottish leaders' debate.

The SNP leader told supporters in Livingston every day that passes risks perpetuating the suspicion that Miliband would rather see the Conservatives return to government than work with her party.

Scotland's First Minister and SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon. Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

"Even if the Tories are the largest party, I have said we will vote to stop the Tory government getting off the ground," Sturgeon said.

"I have asked Ed Miliband to confirm that Labour will do likewise. Thus far, Labour hasn't given that commitment.

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