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UK: Post-election Scotland showdown for Sturgeon and Cameron

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By Euronews
UK: Post-election Scotland showdown for Sturgeon and Cameron

<p>They were both winners in last week’s British General Election.</p> <p>Nicola Sturgeon’s <span class="caps">SNP</span> nationalists took nearly all the seats in Scotland. David Cameron’s Conservatives won an overall majority in parliament.</p> <p>But as Scotland’s First Minster welcomed the UK’s Prime Minister to her official residence in Edinburgh, that is where the common ground ended.</p> <p>Friday’s meeting was billed as a showdown after a bruising election campaign in which Sturgeon said she wanted to “lock David Cameron out of Downing Street”.</p> <p>Firmly back in Number 10, the premier is now offering Scotland what he calls “the strongest devolved government anywhere in the world”.</p> <p>But Sturgeon is not yet satisfied with the new powers on offer.</p> <p>She and her <span class="caps">SNP</span> party lost last year’s referendum on independence from the UK.</p> <p>For now, a new vote on the matter is not on the cards but independence remains the ultimate goal of Sturgeon and her <span class="caps">SNP</span>.</p>