Who says Scots wouldn’t prioritise independence during this combined crisis?


From Opinium based on 169, 18+ Scots on 14th and 15th January 2021:

Which of the following are the most important issues facing the country? Please select up to three options.

In the midst of a pandemic lockdown, the economic disaster that Brexit is becoming and all the understandable concerns about the economy, crime, housing, education and public services that may be directly affecting peoples’ lives on a day-to-day basis, 25% of Scots were prepared to list Constitutional Issues / Devolution in the top three most important issues facing the country. In no other part of the UK did that number even approach double figures.

That’s astounding, surely suggests a high level of concern about that issue and demolishes the notion popular among desperate Unionist commentators, that Scots would not prioritise another referendum.

Asked the same question by Opinium, a year ago, before the pandemic and Brexit, on 16/17 January 2020 the figure was 11%.

On the 1st July 2020, it was 14%, on the 7th November, it was 13% and by the 6th January 2021 it was 20%.

Over the last year, that is an increase of more than 100% in the tendency to include Constitutional Issues / Devolution as a major priority.

4 thoughts on “Who says Scots wouldn’t prioritise independence during this combined crisis?

  1. When times are tough, you have to concentrate on finding a solution to your problems.
    That solution wont be going to a Scotophobe like Boris with your cap in your hand, and asking, “Please, sir, can I have my share”?
    No, the solution is in our own hands, to take back control of our destiny.

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  2. I just completed another poll for Opinium, tonight. It contained a question nigh identical to the image above, but also contained a lot more that was Scotland-Specific. It compared Westminster and Scottish politicians and parties, but given it mentioned Sarwar, Baillie and Lennon, I wonder whether it was aimed at Labour, was Scotland-specific, maybe even being polled on behalf of Labour.
    If it gets released it’s probably going to take SNP/Indy into a 20:0 lead.


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