Sunday 26 February 2017

Forget SNP or Farage, we need to worry about Cameron

James Downey

James Downey

Ed Milliband
Ed Milliband

With less than a week to go to the British general election and no overall parliamentary majority in sight for any party, the Conservatives have resorted to an old favourite, the Fear Factor.

Almost everybody agrees that the likeliest result is a minority Labour government supported by the Scottish National Party. Here's how the Tory defence secretary, Michael Fallon, views that prospect:

"Ed Miliband cannot possibly govern without the SNP propping him up. Nicola Sturgeon (the SNP leader) would hold him to ransom, demanding higher taxes, more debt, unlimited welfare payments and weaker defences."

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