SNP’s manifesto for Scotland is deliberately cautious – and rightly so

  • Craig Andrew McAngus

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The launch of the SNP election manifesto sees the party under more pressure than in some time. The SNP continues to poll very well in Scotland and will surely perform strongly on June 8, but the Conservatives are challenging in a number of seats thanks to Ruth Davidson successfully reinventing her party as the main protectors of the union. How has the SNP responded? Well, conservatively.

The biggest issue for the Scottish Nationalists is of course the independence referendum. The question of a second vote dramatically returned to front and centre after Scots voted enthusiastically to remain in the EU while the rest of the UK voted to leave – upturning the previous premise that the indyref was a “once in a generation” event.

Period31 May 2017

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