NICOLA Sturgeon has said that the Conservative Party has "ridden roughshod" over the Scottish Parliament.

Speaking at the launch of her party's general election campaign at Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh, Sturgeon said: "Scotland's vote to remain in the EU has been ignored.

"The Conservative Party has ridden roughshod over the Scottish Parliament.

"For the first time ever the UK Government has chosen to legislate on devolved matters without the consent of Holyrood.

"With so-called 'moderate' Conservatives in full retreat and the hard-line Brexit ultras on the march, that is surely only a taste of what is to come."

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon also said that a vote for the SNP is a vote to put Scotland's future "firmly in Scotland's hands."

"Westminster's priorities can be summed up in just three words – Brexit, Brexit, Brexit," said Sturgeon.

"A vote for the SNP in contrast is a vote to escape Brexit. A vote for the SNP is a vote to take Scotland's future out of the hands of Boris Johnson and a broken Westminster system.

"A vote for the SNP is a vote to put Scotland's future firmly in Scotland's hands."