That's one anecdote.Littlejohn's brain wrote:Why were they absent in Scotland then?Arnold wrote:The young are less likely to vote Tory. A lot of abstentions in that age group would explain that.
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Seems they decided that indyref 2 wasn't romantic.Alan Riddoch, a wedding photographer in his early 30s, suggested there was another reason the SNP lost: many younger people like him did not vote. He enthusiastically voted yes in the independence referendum, as did many of his friends, and backed the SNP in 2015 but this time, he felt no urge to do so.
Donald Trump’s election as US president changed the way many of his friends follow and understand politics. They now follow US television comedians such as John Oliver. It is now a spectator sport, comic and unreal.
“A lot of my friends are more political now but they don’t know what they’re looking for. I don’t know whether I’m Liberal, Labour or SNP because no one party hits every one of my buttons,” Riddoch said. And the SNP had failed to make clear what they offered to Scottish voters, he added. For him, they had lost their relevance.
Let me suggest that there are 2 lines of schism for the Scottish electorate to navigate: Left Vs Right and Indy Vs Union.
There are Three main parties competing for these.
In some geographies those three are SNP, Conservative, Labour, in others Libdems replace Labour.
Historic events have placed Labour as the junior of two parties on each of the schisms.
This shouldn't be the case, but infighting, cronyism and weak leadership have made it so.
They now face "Colonel" Ruth Davidson who enjoys the full blooded support of the bulk of the print media and the 32nd Signals Regiment:
https://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/news/s ... -regiment/