Questions tagged [scottish-national-party]

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Why does the Scottish National Party object to being called nationalist?

On a number of occasions in the House of Commons I have noticed MPs, usually Conservatives, referring to the Scottish National Party (SNP) as "the Scottish Nationalist Party", or just "the Scottish ...
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What does “2 fingers to Scotland” mean in Peter Grant's statement about Johnson not listening to the SNP's Westminster leader speeches?

SNP MP Peter Grant accuses Boris Johnson of walking out of the chamber while his party's Westminster leader Ian Blackford was still speaking. In a tweet, he claims it is the "third or fourth time ...
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Why is the SNP putting so much emphasis on currency plans?

The SNP (Scottish National Party) have made a big thing during their conference this weekend about their plans for their currency should they gain independence from the UK. However, their current key ...
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How could Scotland become independent given that Theresa May rejected a referendum?

Given the stance of Theresa May on allowing Scotland a second referendum, how could Scotland become independent? In short, if the UK government refused to acknowledge the mandate of the SNP to call a ...
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Why is the word “Depute” used in the title of Scottish National Party secondary leader?

The Scottish National Party (SNP) has a secondary leadership role titled "Depute Leader". In other Westminster-system parties this role is called "Deputy Leader". In fact, sometimes SNP people use ...
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Why do the Scots not want the Trident (UK Submarine-based Strategic Nukes)?

The UK Parliament recently voted for (471 to 116) a renewal of Trident, the UK's submarine based nuclear missiles. (Pardon my ignorance--are these all the strategic warheads or are there also silos in ...
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Why did the Scottish National Party supplant Scottish Labour?

I was prompted to ask this question by a comment I made recently to an answer to a question about US politics. I said, …a recent example of an apparently fixed political orientation ...