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Why minority government can work

Questioning the "legitimacy" of a Labour-SNP government could backfire on the Tories, as historical precedent shows

By David Howell  

Conservative Party leader Andrew Bonar Law speaking at a meeting of anti-home rule factions at Blenheim Palace in 1912. PA/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Early on the morning of 19th September 2014 David Cameron responded to the outcome of the Scottish Referendum result with an opportunism that mocked the result that had just been secured. The Conservative Party’s version of “English votes for English laws,” rejects the rational…

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