Brexit and independence on the SNP’s agenda

9th October, 2016
First minister Nicola Sturgeon Pic: Getty

Two decades ago, Scottish National Party (SNP) conferences were low-key affairs held in small hotels in provincial towns such as Oban and Dunoon. Now SNP membership tops 125,000, and the party meets – as it does this week – in vast city centre auditoriums with the world’s media on hand.

This SNP conference, which starts Thursday in Glasgow, is likely to be dominated by two issues: Brexit and the question of a second referendum...

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