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Tyburn
05-08-2010, 05:08 PM
In a radical reversal of Scot Nationalist ideas to de-unionize...all the Union Nationalists are presenting an alternative coalition :blink:

The Scottish National Party and Plaid Cymru have said that there are other options to a Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition government.

SNP leader Alex Salmond said there were "far more progressive options available" than a Tory-Liberal pact.

He and Plaid's leader, Ieuan Wyn Jones, said they were willing to explore the potential of working with other parties to form an alliance.

Mr Salmond said: "A balanced parliament is redolent with opportunity for Scotland. At the start of the General Election campaign, the SNP and Plaid Cymru pledged to fight for the best deal for Scotland and for Wales.

"We now find ourselves in a position to make real gains. Working together, we will use our votes and experience of negotiating in a balanced parliament to maximum effect to take Scotland and Wales forward.

The SNP and Plaid have both appointed teams who will spend the next few days discussing the mechanics of any future discussions with their dedicated UK liaison officials in London.

Mr Jones said: "Plaid has a track record in putting aside our own party political interests in order to work with other parties to deliver the best outcome for the people of our nation.

"That is what we did in Wales in 2007 when we formed a coalition with Labour which is widely acknowledged to have been a tremendous success.

"We will now do what is expected of us by the electorate and explore the potential of working with other parties in Westminster in order to achieve the best deal for Wales.

"A more balanced Parliament is a real opportunity to bring about a new approach to politics in the UK which would be welcomed throughout the nations of these islands."

Tyburn
05-08-2010, 05:10 PM
...and out come all the vultures :laugh: