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Thursday, 10 March 2005

SNP leader says 'independence not popular'

In an amazing revelation (not), SNP leader Alex Salmond MP has finally come clean and admitted what most Scots knew already:

"An overwhelming majority of people in Scotland want more powers for the [Scottish] parliament, not necessarily for independence, although a substantial proportion of people do, but none the less want more power for the parliament."

- cutting through all this wishful verbiage, the bald truth is that relatively few people in Scotland (and certainly far less than a majority) want to take Scotland out of the United Kingdom. The central premise for which the SNP exists is simply not supported by enough of us to make it likely to happen.

Undoubtedly there will be more revelations in the news media tomorrow - major earth-shattering news that, for example, His Holiness the Pope is a Catholic, Icleland gets cold(er) in winter, etc.

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