Lesley Riddoch: Will SNP meet great expectations?


Nationalists are riding high ahead of general election, but complacency could cause problems, writes Lesley Riddoch

DOES the SNP really have an unassailable lead in the general election campaign? The opinion polls are in no doubt, consistently predicting 40-57 Westminster seats for the SNP – a massive rise from its current six.

But is that likely to be the final result? Is an SNP Scotland the “settled will” of the Scottish people?

Or might it be that the much hyped “inevitability of success” is the only thing that can scupper the SNP’s chance on 7 May?

Click here to read Lesley Riddoch’s full column on the Scotsman website.