The theatrics expecting to follow Thursday’s U.K. election could turn out to be a Scottish play.
The Scottish National Party (SNP)’s representation in the U.K.’s central parliament is set to skyrocket to around 50 seats from just six, making it the third-biggest party in the House of Commons and putting it at center stage.
One forecast even suggests that the Nationalists—who led the push for a referendum on Scottish independence from the United Kingdom last year—could win every single one of Scotland’s 59 seats in Westminster.
Here, we take a look at why and how momentum has built behind the SNP and why the party will be important long after the election.
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