Alex Gallagher, in common with most unionist contributors to these columns, can find no trace of honour or integrity in the SNP leadership or membership and prefers to propagate a lie when he says Nicola Sturgeon is “in a pact with” Rupert Murdoch. Mr Gallagher also naively, or desperately, wants to believe that the SNP will be “totally impotent at Westminster”. He clearly has not been doing his electoral sums.
Two scenarios come to mind. If the Conservatives win, Ed Miliband will be toast. If the Tories can’t form a government, Mr Miliband will horse-trade to get into power and will employ the Groucho, rather than Karl, Marx approach to principles when he said: “These are my principles. If you don’t like them, I have others.”
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