Squadrone Volante (Scotland)
Squadrone Volante (from the Italian, meaning Flying Squadron) was the name of a political grouping in Scotland around 1700, under the leadership of the deposed Lord High Commissioner to the Parliament of Scotland John Hay, 2nd Marquess of Tweeddale, which was influential in passing the Act of Union with England in 1707.
Although the actual grouping pre-dated 1705, it received the nickname squadrone volante in that year, as it was independent of the main Court and Country parties in the Scottish Parliament.
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