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.
|Title of host publication||EU Referendum Analysis 2016|
|Subtitle of host publication||Media, Voters and the Campaign|
|Editors||Daniel Jackson, Einar Thorsen, Dominic Wring|
|Place of Publication||Bournemouth|
|Number of pages||2|
|Publication status||Published - 18 Jul 2016|
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.