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Scots eye power-broker role in UK election

With SNP likely to win in Scotland, it could opt for coalition or agree to support a Labour government

MS STURGEON: In a television debate of seven leaders of large and small parties, she was impressive in putting forward her views to Scottish and other voters in the UK.
CHARM OFFENSIVE: Mr Cameron (in black) and his wife Samantha (in green) with first-time homebuyers in a showflat during a general election campaign visit.


THE Scots failed to become independent in last year's referendum, but despite that the Scottish National Party (SNP) may well be the power broker after the May 7 UK elections.

According to the polls the two largest parties - the Conservatives and Labour - are neck and neck,