Scottish Politics – An Academic View

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Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of Scotland

It’s been an interesting 12 months in politics. Well actually it’s been an interesting 12 months generally. Bookies confirmed that a Donald Trump victory in the USA election, Britain leaving the EU and Leicester City winning the Premier League were all so massively unlikely that a £10 bet on all three would together would have netted you a eye-watering £30 million.

In 2014, Scotland went to the polls too, voting on whether we wanted to remain part of the UK, or whether we wanted to stride it out on our own. The result – 55% of people wanted to stay part of the UK. Fast forward to Brexit – 62% of us wanted to stay part of the EU. Something tells me we like being part of the bigger picture.

But what Brexit HAS done is kick off another referendum discussion in Scotland. Lee John Curley, Pre-Doctoral Researcher in Decision Making Science at Edinburgh Napier University has written this to tell us just what is going on:

https://theconversation.com/to-win-a-scottish-indyref2-yes-side-must-learn-lessons-of-brexit-victory-71446

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