There will be no referendum for the time being

Last year after the Scottish National Party won a surge of seats north of the border, their former leader Alex Salmond bellowed “the Scottish lion has roared this morning across the country”. And yet in a BBC interview after Thursday’s SNP party conference their current leader, and First Minister for Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon announced that…

Why I’m skeptical of votes at 16.

Disclaimer: This is an opinion piece. Please don’t take my word for everything I say. You can disagree with it. Anyone can. These are some of the points I often hear when discussing votes at 16. “It’ll reduce alienation among the youth” “It’ll increase turnout” “Citizenship classes are compulsory in the UK so people are…