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Own goal in election media management battle

The media has long been lauded as the fourth estate – helping keep those yielding responsibility in check, acting on behalf of the public in a watchdog role. In times of political intensity – such as elections and referendums – this role becomes ever more important.

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Catalonia Region and Scotland – where comparisons begin and end

Adrian Elliot, of Grayling Spain’s Public Affairs team, compares the case for independence in Scotland and the Region of Catalonia. Continue reading “Catalonia Region and Scotland – where comparisons begin and end”

General Election Announcement – What happens next?

Earlier today the Prime Minister, Theresa May, announced that she will look to hold an early election on Thursday 8 June.

On the steps of Downing Street the Prime Minister said that she wanted to put an end to uncertainty and instability, arguing that division in Westminster risks her ability to make a success of Brexit. Her speech included an open attack on Labour, the Lib Dems and the SNP for seeking to block Brexit, saying that “…the country is coming together but Westminster is not”. Continue reading “General Election Announcement – What happens next?”

Indyref2: How will the FM ‘progress the will of the Scottish Parliament’?

The First Minister still awaits a formal response from Downing Street to her letter dated 31st March, requesting discussions on a Section 30 Order of the Scotland Act that would enable a second independence referendum.

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SNP remains silent on fracking

Yesterday, Paul Wheelhouse, Minister for Business, Energy and Innovation gave Holyrood an update on Unconventional Oil and Gas (fracking). The statement failed to provide anything new, simply underlining the SNP’s desire to delay taking a position on the issue as long possible.

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