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Could the SNP do a deal with the Tories?

The two parties have more in common than either would admit

By Jim Gallagher  

If Alex Salmond gets to Westminster, he and his party risk becoming part of the establishment. © Danny Lawson/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Into the most uncertain general election any of us can remember, the Scottish electorate may be about to throw a wild card: a phalanx of Scottish National Party (SNP) MPs. If the polls are to be believed, they might be critical to forming the next government. The effects could, however, be paradoxical, and SNP voters might not get what they expect.

Labour has dominated Scottish…

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