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Are we witnessing the unravelling of the SNP’s well-rehearsed act?

The long-present divisions in the SNP are finally surfacing for all to see

By Alice Wright  

Last week the SNP took the unwise decision to downgrade 125,000 Scottish Qualifications Authority exam results, in order to maintain the “credibility” of the system from over-inflated teacher estimates. The policy, never destined to be popular, proved so controversial because it relied on assessing the past performance of individual schools. This meant that pupils appeared to be assessed on where they were from, not necessarily on their own demonstrable academic record.

As students took to the streets and the non-loyalist press latched…

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