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The Modern SNPFrom Protest to Power$
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Gerry Hassan

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780748639908

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639908.001.0001

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The SNP and UK Relations

The SNP and UK Relations

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(p.177) Chapter 14 The SNP and UK Relations
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The Modern SNP
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Alex Wright

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639908.003.0014

This chapter reports the Scottish National Party (SNP)'s understanding of ‘Britain’. Scotland's incorporation within the UK starts from the 1707 Treaty of Union and the Union of Crowns in 1603. It was noted even before the SNP's electoral victory that inter-governmental communication between London and the Scotland could have been better. Relations between the Scottish government and the UK experienced some stress during 2009. In the aftermath of secession, Scotland would also retain other connections to the UK. Until Scotland reaches independence, the issue of inter-governmental relations remains contentious. The SNP government has respected the ground rules in its conduct of relations with London. SNP would be unlikely to tolerate the apparent flaws in inter-governmental communication and co-operation. Scotland would remain part of a monarchical and social union within Britain.

Keywords:   Scottish National Party, Britain, Scotland, 1707 Treaty of Union, Union of Crowns, Scottish government, London, inter-governmental relations

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