Is the SNP heading for a split?
Both opponents and allies of Kate Forbes are warning of resignations if she becomes leader.By
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Chris Deerin is Scotland editor and contributing writer at the New Statesman. He writes regularly on Scottish independence, Nicola Sturgeon and the SNP. You can see his writing here and in the Scotland section.
Both opponents and allies of Kate Forbes are warning of resignations if she becomes leader.By Chris Deerin
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