Prof. John Curtice - Is Scotland swinging towards independence?
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About the Event
Our second event of the 2020 Fringe. All talks are online, join us live at the link below and contribute with questions and comments. https://youtu.be/VJJ8ELlABvI
Prof. John Curtice - Is Scotland swinging towards independence? Recent polling has suggested that there may now be narrow majority in favour of independence - the first time that polls have put Yes ahead. Prof. Curtice will analyse recent trends in attitudes towards how Scotland should be governed, examine why they have occurred, and consider their implications for next year's Scottish Parliament election and beyond.
About the speaker: Professor Sir John Curtice is Professor of Politics at Strathclyde University and Senior Research Fellow, NatCen/ScotCen Social Research. He has written extensively about political and social attitudes both across the UK as a whole and in Scotland in particular. He has been a co-editor of NatCen/ScotCen’s annual British/Scottish Social Attitudes series for over twenty years, and is a regular contributor to British and international media coverage of politics and public opinion in the UK.
Prof. Curtice is Chief Commentator at whatscotlandthinks.org, which provides a comprehensive collection of materials on public attitudes towards how Scotland should be governed and on electoral politics in Scotland. He is a Fellow of the British Academy, the Royal Society of Edinburgh and the Academy of the Social Sciences, and is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society.
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