"The SNP is a democratic left-of-centre political party committed to Scottish independence. It aims to create a just, caring and enterprising society in the mainstream of modern Europe by releasing Scotland's full potential as an independent nation.
The party has been at the forefront of the campaign for Scottish self-determination for almost seventy years. The evolution of the SNP has been paralleled by the political evolution of Scotland herself - from an almost totally unionist country to a nation on the brink of independence."
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Despite blatant unionist lies and ignorance the SNP is not a racist or anti English party and has nothing in common with the right wing xenophobes of the BNP.
Much can be said about whether or not Scotland could survive after independence. Scotland would not just survive we would FLOURISH.
But after 300 years of union Scotland is the sick man of europe, a thrid of our children live in poverty and the highlands is one of the poorest regions in the EU. The majority of Europes oil flows through the north east of Scotland yet thanks to British government taxes we pay the highest petrol prices in the developed world.
We are the only country in the world that has seen its poverty levels increase after the discovery of oil.
It is a myth that Scotland is subsidised by the rest of the UK, it is well documented (HM Tresuary stats)that it is in fact the other way around.
The SNP are a powerful force in Scottish politics.