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Rise of Scottish National Party is transforming Britain's elections
Rise of Scottish National Party is transforming Britain's elections

When Britain’s national elections are held Thursday, there's a solid chance John Alexander will opt for the Scottish National Party, the group that led September’s failed separatist campaign, even though he favors unity. Alexander, an energy-industry employee from Glasgow, says he has not been impressed with Britain’s major political parties. “Both Labor and the [Conservatives] really squandered opportunities in Scotland after the vote,” said Alexander, 54, who was at an Edinburgh park with his wife and teenage son on a day trip this week. “The SNP has become a very viable alternative.” To the surprise of many analysts over the past few...

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