James Forsyth

SNP the biggest party in the Scottish Parliament

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So, finally we know the news from Scotland and it’s not good for Gordon Brown. The SNP have 47 seats to Labour’s 46. During the campaign, the Lib Dems made clear that they would enter coalition talks with the largest party first. But even if the SNP and Lib Dems make a deal they still be 2 seats short of a majority. The horse-trading is about to begin. 

Written byJames Forsyth

James Forsyth is Political Editor of the Spectator. He is also a columnist in The Sun.

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