Saturday, May 7, 2011

The nationalist sweeps Scotland Salmond and relive your query secessionist

Polls announcing a victory by the minimum of the independence movement. But the Scots have given the party a landslide victory for Alex Salmond and paved the way for the holding of a plebiscite on independence. The query so far no date. But Salmond environment places it in the second part of the term, which ends in May 2015.

The final results will not be known until this afternoon. But the scrutiny points to win uncontested SNP nationalists, who have managed to contain the labor and feed the collapse of the Liberal Democrats. The success can be attributed to the charisma of Prime Minister Salmond, who started the campaign in the polls and fought back with a moderate speech and presidential.

But a few lights on the Labour candidate, Ian Gray, who has maintained a speech very similar to that of the nationalist and has not been able to exploit the weaknesses of Scottish nationalism. Pending the conclusion of the scrutiny, all give good projection by Professor John Curtice, which predicts a majority for the Nationalists and terrible results for the three national parties.

According to this model, Salmond's party achieved 68 seats: three above the absolute majority and 21 more than it had in the outgoing parliament. Labour may wane to 46 seats, its worst result since 1931. Conservatives and Liberal Democrats shrink to 13 and 6 seats worn away by the actions of government.

Salmond has achieved what seemed impossible: to replace Labour as the dominant force in Scottish political landscape. Labour lost the last night that seemed impregnable strongholds. Some workers working class districts of Glasgow, where the party had gained since its inception. The result is a strong blow to Ian Gray but also for its national leader, Ed Miliband, who many accuse of not having enough fought victory.

Last night the Prime Minister Salmond pulled chest for the victory and announced that it intends to reactivate its referendum on independence. "I suppose this result to the campaign of fear in Scottish politics," proclaimed grown, "I want no more insults to the intelligence of the Scottish people." He was referring to the attitude of the three major British parties, which have blocked the calling of the plebiscite for four years and now have less room to oppose the designs of the nationalists.

Salmond was elected prime minister in the spring of 2007. Since then, tried to promote a referendum on independence but was prevented by parliamentary arithmetic. Ruling minority and the consultation was not supported by any other parliamentary group. Aware of its limitations, the premier launched what he called "a national conversation." A program to test the opinion of citizens that critics decried as mere propaganda.

The consultation gave no tangible result and nationalists will put damper the referendum during the campaign. The dream of independence has not been one of the key issues of this election. Among other things because Salmond is aware that only a third of Scots would vote in a referendum and to talk about it you would lose votes among moderates.

Salmond is a politician fawning and chameleonic. Able to please the unions and employers. To announce tax cuts and extend the welfare state. The Scots do not pay for prescriptions or their college tuition and its companies enjoy advantages that put the long teeth on its southern neighbors.

But these conditions are not the result of good management but assistance from the taxpayers of England. One detail that nationalists are careful to omit. The leader of Scottish nationalism is often portrayed as a good strategist and has shown why. The 2007 elections were won on the back of the feeling of rejection of the intervention in Iraq.

In their opposition has exploited the conservative Liberal government cuts. An absolute majority would leave your hands free to hold a referendum on independence. But if it is convened, it seems unlikely that the Scots will say yes.

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