The Scottish Greens would demand far tougher climate policies in exchange for agreeing to a coalition deal with the Scottish National party after the May election. Senior SNP strategists have mooted offering a coalition deal to the Greens as a way of forming a pro-independence “super majority” at Holyrood for the first time since the party won power 14 years ago. That follows a sustained dip in SNP support in some recent opinion polls, which has dented expectations Nicola Sturgeon will easily win an overall majority at Holyrood on 6 May. If she fails to win that majority, a formal government deal with the Greens would allow Sturgeon to argue Holyrood had a mandate to demand a second referendum. The Greens have five MSPs and expect to win several more seats in May.
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