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The SNP feels the heat in Scotland’s election campaign

Posted on AllSides June 6th, 2024
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“T of aggression on the doorsteps,” says Ronnie Cowan, who is running for re-election as the Scottish National Party ( ) candidate in Inverclyde and Renfrewshire West, a constituency not far from Glasgow. The mood is worse, he says, than the past three elections he fought, than the Scottish independence referendum of 2014 and than the European Union referendum of 2016. “Previously they’d have said ‘No thank you, mate’. Now there’s effing and blinding.” Mr Cowan blames the baleful influence of social media. But another trend also explains the abuse:...

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