He also allowed Scotland to push the vote back until this year, which gave the snp enough time to win the public around.
After 80 years of the snp fighting for independence, their moment has finally arrived.
Voting for the snp swiftly became the means by which many Scots expressed the political side of this cultural shift.
It would, as one leading Labour figure put it, kill the snp “stone dead.”
But the Scottish National Party (snp) has no plan to raise taxes.
The new Parliament created a forum in which the snp, and Scottish claims to self-determination, could thrive.
The snp, a rare center-left nationalist party, were the beneficiaries of this revitalized Scottish consciousness.