April 22nd, 2015

You don't want the SNP controlling the next British government? Then (probably) vote Labour

During the last few days, the Conservative campaign in the current British general election has been busy raising the apparently awful spectre of the result being a British government controlled from behind the scenes by the Scottish National Party - and calling on voters to support the Conservatives to stop this happening. Unfortunately for them, unless this call is more successful in shifting support to them than all the tactics they have tried during the last six months taken together, current figures seem to show that this would simply increase SNP influence in the next parliament.

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Of course, just because this is the situation nationally does not automatically mean that voting Labour is the best thing to do in every single British constituency - but that (if I have the time) is best discussed in another post