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Sturgeon hits out at Tory heckle after insisting ‘Scotland is home to everyone’

Nicola Sturgeon has said she was “deeply offended” by a comment shouted in Holyrood which alleged Scotland is not welcoming to English people. During First Minister’s Questions on Thursday, Ms Sturgeon was responding to a question about alleged discriminatory chanting by Rangers fans in which they were heard to sing “the famine is over, why don’t you go home”. Ms Sturgeon condemned anti-Irish racism and Catholic prejudice, but after she said Scotland “is home” to anyone who chooses to live here, MSPs erupted in apparent outrage in response to heckling from the Scottish Conservative benches.

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