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Ruth 'plays it safe'.

Byline: JON VALE

RUTH Davidson is "the only Scottish politician looking for a safe seat in England at the moment", an SNP MP claims.

The quip from Joanna Cherry came after Tory backbencher Jacob Rees-Mogg said he could see an SNP government "in the next millennium".

Discussing the EU Withdrawal Bill, Rees-Mogg said: "Those of us who are on the Government backbenches should always remember that we won't be in Government forever.

"I take a very long view of history, I see that some point in the next millennium we may have an SNP government, heaven help us."

One SNP MP said: "We've already got one." Rees-Mogg replied: "But not for the UK as a whole, not yet.

"I wait for the SNP to put up a candidate in North East Somerset and see how well that goes down."

In a later speech, SNP home affairs spokeswoman Cherry said: "I thank him for his gracious offer that an SNP politician might wish to stand in his constituency. The only Scottish politician looking for a safe seat in England at the moment is the leader of the Conservative and Unionist Party."

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