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Labour are Celebrating the UK’s Last Chance Saloon

This election became the get rid of the Tories election and with Scottish voters put into that UK Election mindset it meant one thing: Vote Labour. 

Labour are Celebrating the UK’s Last Chance Saloon. They've struck gold in England with a Thatcheresk manifesto but that will turn around and bite them in Scotland as voters realise it's a change in name only. Their programme for Government will be toxic here and independence support will surge before Holyrood 26.

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Scotland's pupils are among the best readers in the western world

Education in Scotland is making real achievements. Unionist politicians and media exaggerate the difference between English and Scottish pupils in the international comparison table PISA. UK politicians brag that English children are “among the best readers in the western world” - well so are Scots as there is only half a percentage difference in the two countries’ scores. 

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Postal votes one way to minimise the damage from the UK’s draconian Voter ID law

This General Election will be the first in Scotland where voters are required to show photo ID - unless they apply for a postal vote. Many commentators have warned that it will reduce voter turnout. It could affect tens of thousands of Scots. 

Voter turnout was lower than usual in this month’s English local elections. In the London mayoral race. it was 1.5% down on the 2.5 million votes from 2021 - that amounts to almost 40,000 people who didn’t get their say. There is no other obvious cause of this discrepancy and it is likely that the new rules have depressed turnout.

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UK General Election 2024

The UK General election will take place on Thursday 4th July 2024, between 07:00am and 10:00pm. We have put this short guide together to help you get registered to vote or find out key information that you may need.

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The 2024 Big Movement Survey - Thoughts on the EU

Earlier this year, Believe in Scotland ran its annual Big Indy Movement Poll and a massive 4,623 of you responded. 

We shared the first set of results explaining what the indy supporters thoughts on the Grassroots Campaign are here.

We will share the results and our analysis in another 2 short reports over the coming weeks. In this one we will concentrate on what the respondents thought about an independent Scotland rejoining the EU and also whether they think there is a need for an independent Scotland to have a referendum on rejoining the EU.

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