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Beware the SNP and its drive for independence

Published 07/04/2015

VOTERS in Northern Ireland should be very afraid of the SNP. Nicola Sturgeon put up a robust performance at the TV leaders' debate - there's little doubt she's a conviction politician. But her only conviction is the destruction of the UK.

While I was born and brought up in England, I have lived in Scotland for many years and have seen first-hand the concerted growth of the SNP as it divides and rules Scotland. The nationalist party's slick PR machine consistently outsmarts Labour, the Tories and the Lib Dems.

Ms Sturgeon's current tactic is to pretend she wants to wrap us all up in a cosy cloak of Scottish social justice. We in Scotland know this to be far from the truth.

Her sole plan is to blackmail whichever party she hops into bed with so she can achieve creeping independence for Scotland, in exchange for SNP support in Westminster. Hers is a single issue party.

At last year's referendum, the Scottish people stopped the SNP breaking up the UK, so, undeterred by democracy, this year the SNP intends to ensure that Westminster does it for them.

MARTIN REDFERN

Edinburgh

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