One weird political idea dies: SNP won’t stand in England next May

There won’t be an SNP candidate in Berwick after all:

MSP Christine Grahame, who represents Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale for Nicola Sturgeon’s party, was hopeful she could stand for election in Berwick-upon-Tweed at the General Election in May…

“I am disappointed but not surprised that the SNP’s governing body has rejected my offer,” she said.

“…to stand in Berwick to promote devolution for the North East and to lay to rest the scare stories about Scotland cutting itself off from England in the event of independence (I am English born) I required approval from my Party’s Executive.”

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