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This time it is a win-win for the SNP


In 1979 the Scottish Nationalists played a crucial role in bringing down James Callaghan’s Labour government. Now, by tabling a bill with the Liberal Democrats to put aside the Fixed-term Parliaments Act and allow for an election to be held on December 9, the SNP are setting themselves to vote with the Conservatives once more. Professor of Politics, Professor Tim Bale, said: “If they are thinking about the long game, then it makes sense. If this were to go wrong and they were to give Boris Johnson a large majority, that might hasten the break-up of the UK. You could see this as a win-win for the SNP.”
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