AFTER 14 years of Tartan Army domination, Scots voters will decide today whether to give Nicola Sturgeon still more power or put paid to her incessant demand for independence. Voters will weigh her devolved government's mixed record on health, crime, schools and economic management against yet another push for divorce. Worryingly for the First Minister, her standing appears to have been tarnished by a tawdry row with predecessor Alex Salmond over dodgy conduct at the highest level of Holyrood politics. Salmond has added fuel to the fire by launching his own renegade party, Alba, in an act of sabotage against his old Scot Nat buddies. Ironically, that ploy looks like destroying Salmond himself, the man who singlehandedly breathed life into the Scot Nats and the campaign for Scottish independence. Opinion polls are all over the shop, with one indicating Sturgeon's own seat was at risk. Two surveys by YouGov and Survation suggest her Scot Nats will bag extra seats, outright victory and unchallenged power. But a third by Savanta suggests they could lose four seats to fall six short of outright control of the Scottish Parliament. Revealingly, Savanta also found a majority will vote to remain in the UK in… Read full this story
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