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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Apr 22, 2015, 09:24 AM

1. A sentence in that needs clearing up, about the SNP

"the Scottish Nationalists, newly led by Nicola Sturgeon, could come in third (or even second, but without a result large enough to make them the official opposition)"

I have no idea what "or even second, but without a result large enough to make them the official opposition" means. The SNP only stands in Scottish seats - less than a tenth of the UK, so we know they will not come second (as the piece notes, Labour and the Tories are neck and neck). "Without a result large enough to make them the official opposition" is nonsense - the 2nd largest party after the government is the official opposition.

'Could come in 3rd' is underselling it; the SNP will come in 3rd, according to every prediction. Here's a round-up of some:

http://may2015.com/category/seat-calculator/

All have the SNP between 47 and 55; and the Lib Dems between 22 and 28. The results may fall a bit outside those bounds, but it'll be amazing if the Lib Dems get more seats than the SNP.

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