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Mon Apr 13, 2015, 04:00 PM

9. I think the SNP's strength is that it can look like the LDP, but without the massive baggage

of the foolish Cameron alliance: so it's moving ahead by fighting for the "real left" with Scots Labour: they both have Blairite/Thatcherite and social-democratic economic tendencies, making things confusing (like how the Canadian Liberals and NDP spiraled to the right even under Chretien)

but Salmond's cynical bankster ties and his flight in the night may bite the SNP next election, 2017/8--and if the Canadian analogy still holds, anything that smells like a "Charter of Scottish Values" can tank them (or their right wing)

but there's another factor: the English and Scots (and transatlantic Canadians) I know are a wee bit uncomfortable with "it's OUR oil" (well, Shetland's) and the general odor of "identity politics": it's too *American* for the phlegmatic go-along-get-along types: the SNP is certainly voted as "Scotland's party" but it suffers from the same divisions, contradictions, and vaguenesses as the other three

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