SNP rebel brands party at Holyrood ‘toxic’

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requent SNP rebel Fergus Ewing has described the party as “toxic” and claimed some in Government or leadership roles have not spoken to him in more than a year.

Mr Ewing has become a critic of the leadership of the party in recent months, accentuated by his outbursts from the backbenches against policies including highly protected marine areas (HPMAs), the failure to dual the A9 and the deposit return scheme.