Scottish nationalists open to informal pact with Labour

March 22, 2015 5:50 PM

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LONDON (Reuters) - The Scottish National Party (SNP) could support a minority government led by the Labour Party after national elections on a "vote by vote" basis in return for an end to austerity policies that have resulted in public spending cuts.

Neither the Conservatives, who are currently ruling in coalition with the Liberal Democrats, nor the Labour Party are on course to win an outright majority in the vote on May 7, according to polls, and minority parties such as the SNP and the anti-EU UK Independence Party (UKIP) could hold the balan...

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