The case for #IndyRef2 after the election

By Eszter Tarnai Scottish Independence has been a divisive issue in British politics for almost a decade now and is still a relevant debate five years after the Independence Referendum and approaching a General Election. Since then, the Brexit vote has came and gone, but how has it affected the attitudes towards independence? How will that pan out during the General Election? What are the parties saying? And will there ever be another referendum? Dr Murray Leith, Reader in Politics at UWS says “Roughly about a third of the SNP supporters and roughly a third of their membership are Brexiteers. But, … Continue reading The case for #IndyRef2 after the election

Scotland’s non-voters: has Brexit created a public disenchantment with politics?

By Harris Cumming As Thursday’s controversial General Election looms ever closer, it would appear not everyone is as politically invested as one might expect.  An alarming number of South Ayrshire residents have expressed that they won’t be visiting their local polling station on 12 December, after revealing a discontent with the current turbulent political situation. 21-year-old Ayrshire art student, Kara Linning, doesn’t believe that any political party offers a valid solution to the broken state of UK politics. She said: “I just don’t feel it’s going to make any difference. After all this nonsense with Brexit, we voted to come … Continue reading Scotland’s non-voters: has Brexit created a public disenchantment with politics?

Politician aims to bridge gap between generations as he runs as youngest candidate in Scotland

By Calum Brown Cameron Glasgow, a 19-year-old from West Lothian, is the first candidate to run for the Green Party in Livingston, in a general election, since 2004. The Green candidate decided to take a year out before committing to … Continue reading Politician aims to bridge gap between generations as he runs as youngest candidate in Scotland