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Goldie Moves Towards Supporting A Minority SNP 2 April 2007

Posted by David in Conservatives, Scotland, Scottish politics, SNP.
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The Scottish Conservatives are focusing on bread and butter issues, particularly crime. This should do them well in the last 4-5 weeks of campaigning. It looks as if they are possitioning to support a minority SNP Executive…

“Finally, I want to make one thing so clear and watertight that it might be referred to as a double-glazed declaration. Our manifesto policy commitments are not for sale in any post-election horsetrading process… Other parties can cobble up deals behind closed doors. The Scottish Conservatives will enter into No Pacts and No Coalitions, we will operate on an issue-by-issue, case-by-case basis, and do what’s right for Scotland.” Annabel Goldie

If votes hinge on the Conservatives, that will give them serious power and far better press coverage. It won’t give them the credibility of being in a coalition, but then they can’t be blamed either….

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1. crushed by Ingsoc - 2 April 2007

I suppose it might be termed ‘constructive opposition’. This is to be expected, as the Conservatives ib scotland are now coming to occupy the position in parliamentary terms of the Liberal Democrats at Wesminster ie that of a party which will never form part of the government, at least under thev current political weighting.

2. Jack Also - 3 April 2007

The only party they have explicitly said they would prop up is Labour.

How did you come to the jump that it would be the SNP?

3. The Bicycling Chameleon - 3 April 2007

They cannot prop up Labour, it would look truly awful both North and South of the border. No one has ruled out anything except a coalition, the next executive will be whichever party is biggest.


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