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The political map of Scotland has changed dramatically following the resounding success of the Scottish National Party in the May 2011 elections. Michael Buchanan goes behind the scenes at the SNP and the Scottish Labour Party to find out how the SNP achieved its victory and what the result means for Scotland's future. The election pitted the use of modern campaigning techniques against more traditional politics and marked a transformation of the argument for independence. But what are the forces at work behind the campaign rhetoric and why were so many in Scotland surprised by the extent of the SNP's success?

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Sat 4 Jun 2011 11:00