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Interesting Times

06/05/2007

So, the SNP came out on top, only just. Given my day job, it’s inappropriate for me to express any opinion on the result, except that there’s no denying it’s a momentous change in Scottish politics. However, with the possibility of challenges to the result and no prospect of a coalition big enough to form a majority, the future looks pretty uncertain. A minority Administration now appears likely, but the possibility remains that the majority in the Parliament could vote against Salmond for First Minister, which could force Scotland back to the polls. If that were to happen, at least there would be less room for confusion over ballot papers.

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