Scottish General Election (May 5th) 6 replies

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Tanith

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#1 7 years ago

Not sure how many Scottish people are on here but what the hell :cool:

I personally will be voting for the SNP. To me they have done a good job in the past 4 years and I seriously do not trust Labour. There's a reason why they were voted out of power up here and down in England. The SNP have the best interests of the Scottish people at heart and have no ties to any of the London parties.

There are now more police on the streets (which has resulted in the lowest level of crime in 32 years), 330 new schools across the country, the phasing out of prescription charges etc. They have accomplished a lot despite the mess the previous Labour government left us in.

They also want to give the Scottish people a choice on the future of the country (They aren't forcing independence down our throats). But sadly the other parties have united against allowing us to decide for ourselves.

I want the Scottish people to have a proper voice on important matters and not be pushed around by Westminister. To me the SNP are the only party that can make that happen.




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#2 7 years ago

What's the SNP?




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#3 7 years ago

Scottish national party - centre left secessionists.




Tanith

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#4 7 years ago

Ye the SNP are currently in power in Scotland (Though only by a single seat in parliament). Hope that they manage to gain more of a majority this time round.




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#5 7 years ago

I'm not Scottish or up to speed with Scotland's Parties. Who are the major players?




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#6 7 years ago
Commissar MercZ;5491946I'm not Scottish or up to speed with Scotland's Parties. Who are the major players?

The major players this time round seem to be the Scottish National Party (SNP) & Scottish Labour. The main other parties are the Scottish Conservatives, Scottish Liberal Democrats and the Green Party. There are other parties but they tend to not win any seats.

The reason why I added 'Scottish' in front of the party names is to not confuse them with the parties in England with the same name: Labour, Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats (They see themselves as being different entities).

It's kind of hard to explain how our politics work since Scotland is a devolved country. This better explains it: Scottish Parliament - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia




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#7 7 years ago

Tanith;5491960The major players this time round seem to be the Scottish National Party (SNP) & Scottish Labour. The main other parties are the Scottish Conservatives, Scottish Liberal Democrats and the Green Party. There are other parties but they tend to not win any seats.

The reason why I added 'Scottish' in front of the party names is to not confuse them with the parties in England with the same name: Labour, Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats (They see themselves as being different entities).

It's kind of hard to explain how our politics work since Scotland is a devolved country. This better explains it: Scottish Parliament - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I see. I've learned their ideologies are by what wikipedia might give on their political positions from what you linked me. What I'm interested in now, if you can help me out, is the issues that they might be expected to pander over to the constituents and what positions the groups are taking.

My knowledge on Scottish politics is pretty scant except for some work I had to do for a certain group regarding John MacLean and the Red Clydeside movement, and as you can imagine groups that might try to claim lineage from those are the fringe groups that won't get into parliament.