Tuesday, April 27, 2010

A galvanising effect either way

Jeff's post on today's court action is interesting - I of course agree with him that it would be a huge boon for the SNP if they win, but I think it's wrong to suggest that it would break the spirit of those who donated to the fighting fund if they lose. I think, even if that happens, the decision to take legal action will have had a galvanising effect on the party, and there will still be clear electoral benefits. It has reminded Scots exposed to the debates that the notion that there are only three 'main' choices in this election is not an objective reality accepted by every serious person (Martin Bell's support for the SNP's case is testimony to that) - it's simply the preferred worldview of a London establishment determined to exclude alternative political voices.

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