Boom! Bombshell poll annihilates Labour in Scotland � Spectator Blogs: The SNP will argue that only the Nationalists can truly stand up for Scotland. Only the SNP will put Scotland first. The only way to advance Scotland’s interests is to send a large delegation of SNP MPs to Westminster. There they will hold Westminster’s feet to the fire. There they will hold the balance of power and wield their influence for Scotland’s advantage. You need not believe in independence to vote for the SNP. To vote, in effect, for Scotland. Labour’s difficulty, you see, is Scotland’s opportunity. (And a Tory government is better for the SNP than a Labour one.)
The thing about it – the thing that makes this election interesting and also dizzyingly unpredictable - is that both of these stories, both of these arguments, are true. The question then becomes which of them the electorate considers more important. At present that tide is not running in Labour’s favour.