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16th February – “Analysis: What’s behind the boost in support for Labour in Scotland?”, The Scotsman

16th February – “Tactical voting ‘note of caution’ issued to Labour ahead of election”, Press Association
(appeared in various publications including The Independent, The Evening Standard,


1st November – “New poll predicts Scottish votes at Westminster, Holyrood and indyref2”, The National

1st November – “SNP support moving to Labour ahead of general election, study finds”, Holyrood Magazine

1st November – “Poll: Labour increase lead over SNP in shock survey of Scottish voters”, The Herald

1st November – “Labour records first Westminster polling lead in Scotland since 2014 as Yes voters turn away from SNP”, The i

1st November – “SNP voters shifting towards Labour ahead of general election, poll suggests”, The Scotsman

1st November – “Scots voters “ready to punish SNP and Tories’ at next general election as Labour extends poll lead”, Daily Record

15th May – “Study brings SNP some good news, but there’s no escape from Scotland’s independence stalemate”, Edinburgh Evening News

15th May – “Academics challenge indyref ‘myths’ including importance of ‘The Vow'”, STV News

15th May – “Did ‘The Vow’ win 2014 independence vote for the Union?”, The National

15th May – “Academics challenge indyref ‘myths’ including importance of ‘The Vow'”, Nation.Cymru

14th May – “Wider support for independence saving SNP from ‘cataclysmic’ collapse”, The Herald

2nd April – “Labour says no to Tory anti-SNP voting ploy”, The Times

27th March – “Humza Yousaf becomes Scotland’s first minister: a decade of polls suggest he’ll struggle to deliver independence, just like Nicola Sturgeon”, Prof Paul Whiteley for The Conversation

19th February – “Q&A: Independence? SNP ‘couldn’t deliver a pizza'”, The Sunday Times

19th February – “Joanna Cherry: A de facto poll could have killed off independence for a generation”, The Sunday Post

19th February – “First candidates announced in contest to replace Nicola Sturgeon”, Financial Times

18th February – “‘No majority’ for breakaway”, The Times

18th February – “Sturgeon humiliated as new poll suggests Labour could overtake SNP after shock resignation”, Daily Express

17th February – “Support for Scottish independence at 46% before Nicola Sturgeon resigned – poll”, Press Association
(appeared in various publications including The Scotsman, the Evening Standard and The Independent)

17th February – “SNP could be overtaken by Labour as support for independence plunges”, The Telegraph

17th February – “Poll: Yes at 46 per cent when Nicola Sturgeon quit”, The National

17th February – “Grim new poll for the Nats shows massive drop in support for Scexit and the SNP”, Scottish Daily Express

17th February – “Swift Exit: SNP could lose 21 MPs at next General Election in wake of Nicola Sturgeon’s exit”, The Sun

17th February – “Anas Sarwar appeals to SNP voters as Labour closes gap”, The Times

17th February – “Scottish voters are beginning to look at Labour again”, LBC Views

17th February – “Labour just two points behind SNP ahead of Nicola Sturgeon resignation”, The Herald

17th February – “Brexit latest news: Rishi Sunak says ‘no deal yet’ on Northern Ireland Protocol” [liveblog], The Telegraph

17th February – “Scottish Labour leader attacks ‘tired and arrogant’ Sturgeon government”, The Guardian

17th February – “‘Fresh perspective’ needed to revive Scottish independence, says John Swinney”, Financial Times

17th February – “SNP poll lead over Labour slumped to 2 per cent days before Nicola Sturgeon resignation”, Daily Record

17th February – “Support for independence dips to 46 per cent, poll finds”, Holyrood

17th February – “Labour almost neck-and-neck with SNP in next General Election suggests shock Scots poll”, The Scottish Sun

17th February – “Scottish independence support ‘dropped to 2014 levels’ in days before Nicola Sturgeon resignation”, Daily Record

16th February – “Time to Change? Nicola Sturgeon dressed down for second day as SNP kick off hunt for new leader”, The Scottish Sun

15th February – “Nicola Sturgeon leaves with Scotland split in two”, The Economist

4th January – “Scottish independence warning from top pollsters for year ahead”, The National


29th December – “Scottish independence: The Supreme Court has spoken, but the SNP’s next battle is about to begin”, i

18th December – “Despite positive polling on independence, all is not well within the SNP”, Holyrood

16th December – “Labour prefer to be together with the Tories than get rid of them”, The National

15th December – “Scottish independence: Scots back separation in fifth consecutive poll”, Daily Record

14th December – “Scottish independence leads poll again as experts explain why”, The National

14th December – “SNP bubble bursts as Supreme Court Scexit decision only had a ‘small’ impact on Yes/No divide”, Scottish Daily Express

14th December – “Majority support for Scottish independence as dismay with UK Government voiced in poll”, Nation.Cymru

14th December – “New poll shows Scotland evenly split on independence as Labour rises”, The Herald

30th September – “Tory MSP Stephen Kerr’s attack on Scottish voting system debunked”, The National

28th June – “IndyRef2: Date set as Scotland aims for 2nd Independence Referendum”, Derry Journal

17th June – “SNP ‘has mandate for second independence referendum'”, The Times

24th May – “SNP follows path Northern Ireland has left”, The Times

21st May – “The Sturgeon supremacy: a record time in power but no closer to Scottish independence”, The Times

17th May – “The radical potential of Scotland’s disenchantment with the monarchy”, New Statesman

14th May – “SNP is a conservative party for quiet voters”, The Times

12th May – “Can Scottish Labour ever hope to challenge the SNP?”, New Statesman

11th May – “Five things we learned about how Scotland voted in 2021 from a new report”, The National

11th May – “London Playbook: Brexit redux – Queen’s Speech kicker – Two meh years”, Politico

11th May – “Hopes and fears of independence set Holyrood record for tactical voting”, The Times

11th May – “Just 9% of Scots agree with Sturgeon on IndyRef2 timing”, Reaction

9th May – “Scotland’s cosmopolitan turn”, New Statesman

20th February – “Scottish Government pays £9m for spin”, The Times


19th December – “‘Two-thirds’ approve of Covid messaging but many confused over ‘FACTS'”, STV News via PA

19th December – “Poll finds approval for Covid messaging but confusion over ‘FACTS'”, The Sunday Post

19th December – “FACTS? Nobody understood it”, The Scottish Mail on Sunday

19th December – “Poll shows two-thirds approval of Scottish Government Covid communication”, Planet Radio/Clyde 1

19th December – “Covid Scotland: Less than 2 per cent of Scots know ‘FACTS’ acronym”, The Herald

19th December – “Nicola Sturgeon’s Covid messaging better than Boris Johnson’s, Scots say”, The National

26th September – “Starmer doesn’t have a hope of replacing Johnson if he can’t win back once-loyal Scots”, The Scotsman

24th September – “Reforming the selection of leaders is only the start of Sir Keir’s troubles”, The Economist

21st September – “Time for Starmer to take a stand on Scotland”, The Times

17th September – “Can Rashford and Southgate save the union? They’ll have their work cut out”, The Guardian (SES)

23rd August – “Can the Scottish Greens avoid being “Lib-Demmed” by the SNP?”, New Statesman (SES blog)

2nd July – “How Scotland is becoming newly polarised over the Europe question”, New Statesman (Ailsa, Rob, SES blog)

19th June – “Converted unionists more sure about vote in Scottish independence poll”, The Times (Ailsa, SES)

18th June – “Scottish Independence: Expert says ‘entrenched’ No campaign in ‘pole position'”, Press & Journal (Rob)

17th May – “Will the Scottish Greens’ forward march continue”, New Statesman

16th May – “‘This election was a referendum’: the lessons of the Scottish poll”, Le Grand Continent (Chris C.)

13th May – “It’s time to put constitutional sniping to one side to get things done”, Ruth Davidson in Holyrood Magazine (Ailsa)

10th May – “This Covid election was Scottish Politics with the sound off”, The Times (Ailsa)

10th May – “Conservadores ganan terreno de “muro rojo” en comicios locales en Reino Unido”, El Mercurio [Chilean broadsheet] (Fraser)

9th May – “Nicola Sturgeon’s mandate for IndyRef2 ‘weaker’ without overall Holyrood majority, expert claims”, The Scottish Sun (Ailsa, SES data)

8th May – “Voters split over mandate definition for second referendum”, The Herald (SES data)

6th May – “Skotská hra o Holyrood. Národovcům jde ve volbách o většinu a nezávislost”, ČT24 [Czech Television news] (Chris C.)

5th May – “Scottish election: Outright SNP victory ‘nothing short of a nightmare’ for Boris Johnson”, Sky News (Fraser and Jac)

30th April – “Scottish election 2021: Meeting the Scots who don’t vote”, BBC News (Ailsa)

22nd April – “‘You could easily forget it’s happening’: Scotland’s strange election campaign”, Radio France Internationale (Ailsa)

14th April – “Alex Salmond is back, looking for a second shot at Scottish independence”, Globe and Mail (Ailsa)

3rd April – “Écosse: une campagne fantôme pour des législatives décisives”, Radio France Internationale (Ailsa)

27th March – “Why Scottish women are coming round to independence”, The Economist (Ailsa)

26th March – “Alex Salmond’s ‘popularity increasing’ as former Scottish First Minister launches party”, The Express (Rob)

7th March – “Postal voting ‘will not benefit’ any one party in Scotland”, The Scotsman (Chris C.)

3rd March – “Nicola Sturgeon no longer relevant to Scottish independence bid as ‘referendum inevitable'”, The Express (Rob)

28th February – “Anas Sarwar named Scottish Labour leader – but indyref2 is ‘elephant in the room'”, The National (Jac)