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The battle for the Scottish marginals 

What happens north of the border could determine the outcome for the UK as a whole 

By Chris Martin  

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon joins Alyn Smith, the SNP's candidate for Stirling, on the campaign trail. Photo: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire/PA Images

It is a truth universally acknowledged that at every general election, most seats can be ignored when trying to predict the outcome. The real battle is only in a sub-set of seats: the marginals. And at this election, a lot of these are in Scotland.

What happens in Scotland is important not only in the sphere of Scottish politics and the continuing debate around Indyref2, but also in relation…

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