Salmond says SNP will 'hold the power' in hung parliament
Scottish National party would probably have a ‘vote-by-vote arrangement’ with a minority Labour government, says former first minister
Alex Salmond has piled pressure on Ed Miliband by pledging to force the hand of a minority Labour government by pushing for deals on a “vote-by-vote” basis in which the Scottish National party (SNP) would seek to water down Labour’s fiscal plans in its first budget.
On the eve of a pre-election visit by Miliband, the Labour leader, to Scotland, where polls suggest the SNP is heading for a landslide win, the former first minister declared on Sunday that he expected to “hold the power” in a hung parliament.
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Source: Guardian Transport
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