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How popular will the SNP manifesto be?

The party has made a plea to voters across Britain—and the right ones are likely to listen

By Peter Geoghegan  

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Last weekend, the SNP launched its latest campaign slogan. “My vow is to make Scotland stronger at Westminster,” promises a poster that has begun to appear on expensive billboards across the country. Beside the pledge a smiling Nicola Sturgeon stands, her arms folded.

The pose is both hospitable and formidable, the message unambiguous: Scottish nationalists are the only politicians who can really stand up for Scotland in London.

This theme—that only…

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