John Swinney faces FMQs after SNP manifesto launch

The First Minister will be taking questions following the launch of the SNP's general election manifesto and renewed commitments to independence.

John Swinney is set to face MSPs at Holyrood the day after his party launched their election manifesto with a focus on independence and the NHS.

The SNP vowed to immediately seek independence negotiations with the UK Government if it returns a majority of MPs to Westminster.

The party also said it wants the next prime minister to give Scotland another £1.5bn a year for the nation’s NHS, rejoin the EU and end the two-child benefits cap.

Scottish Greens launched their manifesto on Thursday which proposes a wealth tax and an end to oil and gas companies advertising.

The party would also levy a private jet tax of £1,000 per head against those using their own planes to travel to or within the UK.

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