Sean Swan

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    Scottish independence and the polls: why Brexit is not a game changer

Scottish independence and the polls: why Brexit is not a game changer

It is easy to assume that Brexit will increase support for an independent Scotland. However looking at recent polls, Sean Swan writes that Scottish support for remaining in the EU does not translate directly into supporting independence as a means of achieving that goal. At the same time, Brexit also appears not to have had a dramatic effect on […]

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    The SNP’s exponential rise is throwing the British system of government into turmoil

The SNP’s exponential rise is throwing the British system of government into turmoil

The 2015 general election looks set to be an exceptionally good one for the SNP, who look set to not only supplant Labour as the largest party north of the border, but to rout it. Sean Swan argues that this could see considerable change in the way British politics is conducted in future, particularly given their possible involvement in any minority or […]