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Sturgeon doesn't seem to get the message.
THE SNP could team up with parties such as Plaid Cymru and the Greens at Westminster to build a new alliance in a bid to bring an end to the "austerity economics" pursued by the major parties there, Scotland's new First Minister said.


She stated: "My aim is that the SNP wins the general election in Scotland, and there is every prospect of a hung parliament at Westminster.

"The SNP would never act to put the Tories in power. In these circumstances, our constructive approach is that the SNP will seek common cause in a balanced parliament with progressive forces across the regions of England, Wales and Northern Ireland to rebalance the UK in political and economic terms.

by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Sun Nov 23rd, 2014 at 02:42:00 AM EST
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Except that Sturgeon is a member of the Scottish parliament, but is not at Westminster. Salmond is an MP and is likely to be the leader of an expanded and powerful SNP bloc at Westminster next year.

Sturgeon would not do a deal with Cameron, but Salmond is much more sympathetic to Tory messaging. So the internal politics of the SNP might be a bit fraught next May.

That said, everybody has seen what happened to the LibDems in a Tory coalition, so potential partners are going to be a lot more wary going in.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Sun Nov 23rd, 2014 at 04:32:51 AM EST
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