Remembrance of referendums past: Scotland in the campaign

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Abstract

The place of Scotland in the narrative of this election was assured as soon as the results became apparent, and the UK-wide vote to leave cast into stark contrast a Scottish vote of 62% in favour of Remain. With memories of the referendum for Scottish independence from two years earlier still fresh in the mind, early analyses raised the alienation of the Scottish electorate – even more than the Remain-supporting voters of London and Northern Ireland – and the implications this may have for the survival of the United Kingdom. Placing for now aside the now-likely second independence referendum, I want to explore the considerable influence the Scottish factor had over the campaign itself.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEU Referendum Analysis 2016
Subtitle of host publicationMedia, Voters and the Campaign
EditorsDaniel Jackson, Einar Thorsen, Dominic Wring
Place of PublicationBournemouth
Pages24-25
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jul 2016

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Keywords

  • Scotland
  • referendums
  • Brexit

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Higgins, M. (2016). Remembrance of referendums past: Scotland in the campaign. In D. Jackson, E. Thorsen, & D. Wring (Eds.), EU Referendum Analysis 2016: Media, Voters and the Campaign (pp. 24-25). Bournemouth.