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Will Fergus Ewing now defect?

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The SNP civil war has returned to the offices of Holyrood and nationalist infighting is only getting more toxic. Veteran politician Fergus Ewing was last night disciplined after months of vocally criticising his party’s policies — and voting against the government during junior minister Lorna Slater’s confidence motion. 

Although his punishment has been dished up, the drama isn’t over yet for the Inverness and Nairn MSP.

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