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Is time running out for the union as the case grows for a new independence vote? | Neal Ascherson

The UK government has moved to veto two bills passed by the Scottish parliament, strengthening the hand of the SNPAre postal voters bolder? Does the solemnity of polling stations cow voters into having second thoughts? Because of the pandemic, there will be far more postal voters than ever in the Scottish elections on 6 May – almost a quarter of the electorate. It’s easier to be adventurous with a ballpoint at your kitchen table. The radio next to the teapot said last week that Boris Johnson and his English Tories were going to veto Scottish bills aimed at strengthening the rights of the child and of local authorities, even though both were passed unanimously by Scotland’s parliament, which could prove a significant landmark. It grows easier to vote for the three parties that want another independence referendum. Related: Scottish election 2021: a visual guide on what to expect Continue reading...


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