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Scottish Conservatives conference builds on 2016 gains

It was, as the football commentators used to say, 'A game of two halves'. The opening day of conference - Friday - was all about the Prime Minister. This her first chance to make a major policy speech on Scotland and her approach to the defining issue of our age - independence. The Prime Minister left no-one who heard her speech in any doubt that she is Unionist to the core. She believes passionately and to the tips of her fingers in the ... Read more

Scottish politics in 2017: polls, pantomime and public opinion

At the end of 2016, Public Affairs Co-op carried out its first Twitter poll. The question asked was simple Y/N - Will a second referendum on Scottish independence take place during 2017? The answer was clear cut - Yes 22% No 78% - on a turnout of 262. The polling took place just before the Christmas break. Despite the result we were surprised as everyone else when not long after January's return to work, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon advised in an STV interview ... Read more