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Scotland needs single effective unionist party

Published 13/05/2015

The recent general election result has proved that each of the three main parties - Conservative, Labour and the Liberal Democrats - are all toxic brands within Scotland.

The stunning success of the SNP has demonstrated the appeal of a single-issue party able to capture the votes from a broad spectrum of ideologies.

For unionism to survive and thrive it is essential that a single Scottish Unionist Party is established to replace the three existing pro-Union parties. This emphasis on the Union would allow an effective single Opposition to be created, while broadening their appeal across Scotland.

The ever-present threat of another independence referendum should provide the impetus for people to set aside their party differences and join together to save the Union and ensure the defeat of narrow-minded Scottish nationalism.

ANDREW WRIGHT

Cullybackey, Co Antrim

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