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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?

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James McEnaney: Labour (and the SNP) have missed the point on educational inequality

James McEnaney is an English lecturer at Glasgow Clyde College and Common Weal North Glasgow organiser

LAST month I wrote a blog post (an edited version of which has also been published by TESS) in response to the SQA's pronouncement that their new appeals process had been a success. I disagreed with this assessment, arguing that the new system would in fact exacerbate the issue of educational inequality in Scotland.

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