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The SNP’s election pitch is a masterclass in inconsistency

20 June 2024

4:59 PM

20 June 2024

4:59 PM

The SNP may be in crisis, with police investigating the use of party funds and support from voters sliding, but the current General Election campaign obliges leader John Swinney to pretend everything in the garden continues to bloom.

Launching the Nats’ manifesto in Edinburgh on Wednesday, the First Minister acted as if his scandal-scarred party was still the unstoppable force it once seemed to be.

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