SNP civil war: Sacked Joanna Cherry lashes out at colleague as row turns nasty – 'Lies!'

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The MP was sacked as the party’s Westminster home affairs spokeswoman in a reshuffle yesterday.

The lawyer by trade is a close ally of Alex Salmond and has been a critic of Nicola Sturgeon’s leadership of the SNP.

This morning she publicly attacked the party’s former deputy leader at Westminster, Kirsty Blackman.

She accused SNP MP of actions to “rile up your base with lies and smears”.

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