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I have asked the UK government not to deploy their' Stay Alert' advertising campaign in Scotland, because the message at this stage in Scotland is... except for the essential reasons you know about, stay at home, we must not squander our progress by easing up too soon, or by sending mixed messages that result in people thinking it's okay to ease up now. Let me be very blunt about the consequences if we were to do that : people will die unnecessarily. We must not take that risk.
If he thinks ... saying no is the end of the matter then he is going to find himself completely and utterly wrong, you cannot hold Scotland in the union against its will ... If the United Kingdom is to continue it can only be by consent. And if Boris Johnson is confident in the case for the union then he should be confident enough to make that case and allow people to decide.
The general election on May 7 is a fantastic opportunity for Scotland to make Westminster sit up and take notice, by holding the balance of power in a hung Parliament, SNP MPs can work with others to lock David Cameron out of Downing Street -- and ensure that Scotland's priorities become priorities at Westminster.
Scotland has been preparing for this possibility from the beginning of the outbreak in West Africa and I am confident that we are well prepared, we have the robust procedures in place to identify cases rapidly. Our health service also has the expertise and facilities to ensure that confirmed Ebola cases such as this are contained and isolated effectively minimizing any potential spread of the disease.
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