Should Scotland Have a EU Referendum Veto?

Last Tuesday the Scottish Parliament held a debate on ‘Scotland’s Place in Europe’. Humza Yousaf, the Scottish Government’s Minister for Europe and International Development, reiterated a call made months earlier by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon that any UK exit of the EU (increasingly referred to as ‘Brexit’) should be subject to vetoes by each of […]

ICM Show How Labour Is Failing To Reach Its Target Voters

Another poll, another set of numbers to strike fear into the heart of the Labour party. Today’s come from an ICM (online) poll for The Guardian, which is a follow-up to an initial poll the newspaper commissioned from ICM last December, shortly after Jim Murphy was elected as Labour’s Scottish leader. The poll puts the […]

Poll of Polls: Westminster Vote Intentions: 19 March

The graph below shows the latest What Scotland Thinks/ScotCen Poll of Polls of voting intentions in Scotland for the 2015 UK general election and how it has evolved over time. The latest Poll of Polls is based on two polls by Survation, one poll by ICM, and one by YouGov.  Between them the four polls […]

Poll of Polls: Westminster Vote Intentions: 17 March

The graph below shows the latest What Scotland Thinks/ScotCen Poll of Polls of voting intentions in Scotland for the 2015 UK general election and how it has evolved over time. The latest Poll of Polls is based on two polls by Survation, one by YouGov, and  one by TNS BMRB.  Between them the four polls […]

Are Voters Up for Yet More Debate about Constitutional Change?

It has become a common assertion that, while people might have been very involved in the debate about the independence referendum, they probably do not want to continue talking further about questions of devolution and UK governance. In particular people outside Scotland surely must be fed up with the continued preoccupation with such questions? However, […]

YouGov Show The Votes Labour’s Lost

Rather remarkably the SNP have in recent days become one of the central talking points of the UK-wide general election campaign, thanks to Conservative attempts to push Labour into ruling out any kind of post-election deal with the SNP.  Doubtless the SNP themselves are lapping up the implicit acknowledgement from their opponents that they seem […]

Poll of Polls: Westminster Vote Intentions: 12 March

The graph below shows the latest What Scotland Thinks/ScotCen Poll of Polls of voting intentions in Scotland for the 2015 UK general election and how it has evolved over time. The latest Poll of Polls is based on two polls by YouGov, one poll by TNS BMRB, and one by Survation.  Between them the four […]

Ashcroft Shows SNP Advancing in No Voting Areas Too

Last month Lord Ashcroft published polls of voting intentions in 16 individual constituencies in Scotland that showed the SNP ahead in all but one, Glasgow NE, the seat with the largest Labour lead over the SNP anywhere in Scotland.  The findings seemed to confirm extrapolations made from Scotland-wide polls that suggested the SNP were on […]