Are the SNP at risk of shrivelling like MacDiarmid's thistle?

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The National
Are the SNP at risk of shrivelling like MacDiarmid’s thistle?

I HAVE been inclined to pass over the growing rumours of sinister in-fighting within the SNP as Unionist-press exaggeration of relatively minor antagonisms, not likely to damage the unmistakeable groundswell of support for the independence movement.

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Are the SNP at risk of shrivelling like MacDiarmid’s thistle?