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Why have Scottish Labour supporters drifted to the ‘Yes’ camp?

Shaw, Eric (2014) Why have Scottish Labour supporters drifted to the ‘Yes’ camp? British Politics and Policy at LSE (15 Sep 2014). Website.

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The dramatic tightening of the Scottish independence polls can be partly explained by a drift of Labour supporters to the ‘Yes’ camp. How can we account for this drift? Eric Shaw writes that the clarion call – ‘vote Yes and get rid of the Tories forever’ – has resonated amongst Labour voters. Moreover, class identity and class solidarity have weakened over the years, being often replaced by more assertive and powerfully-experienced national attachment.

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Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s) CC BY-NC-ND 3.0
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
K Law > KD England and Wales > KDC Scotland
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2017 08:48
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 19:34

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