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Can protest politics keep the SNP in power?

Across Europe, left-wing political parties are trying to harness radical new memberships

By Harry Giles  

SNP supporter Steve Davies in the conference hall at the SNP National Conference, which begins today. © Andrew Milligan/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The SNP might have lost last year’s independence referendum, but they still emerged as the dominant force in Scottish politics. In the immediate aftermath of the result, their formidable media machine moved to capitalise on the outpouring of grief among the 45 per cent who voted Yes—netting an astonishing 300 per…

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