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It remains open whether the September 2014 referendum will prove ‘historic’ in any meaningful way for most Scots

The referendum on Scottish independence is due to be held in Septtember, however there is still speculation about the way the yes and no campaigns will evolve in the final months. In this article, James Mitchell argues that the extent to which the debate widens beyond the narrow terms it currently inhabits will affect levels of public engagement and ultimately […]

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If the Conservatives are to counter the challenge of UKIP, they need to turn around the economy rather than fret obsessively about Europe

John Curtice looks at evidence from recent opinion polls to examine the character and sources of support for the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP), and to consider how the challenge posed by UKIP might best be met by Britain’s mainstream parties. He finds that the party is sapping more support away from the Conservative Party than the other two main parties, […]

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