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stonesyszn · 20 days ago
How do we feel about the Dele, Harry, Sonny hug? 🥺
I am absolutely ashamed to admit I haven’t seen it!!! I’ve been so unbelievably out of the loop. Where can I see it 🥺🥺
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realpeterabell · 28 days ago
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Bombarded!
My heart lifted slightly when I caught sight of Richard Walker’s latest column in The National. For a moment I thought he was about to break ranks and suggest a change of approach to the constitutional issue by Nicola Sturgeon. Perhaps I fooled myself in my eagerness to have someone of Richard’s standing add their voice to the inexplicably muted demands for action to be taken as a matter of…
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seadevilry · a month ago
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also like, i think it kind of proves for me that there is a massive disconnect between social media and actual political realities. abla supporters made a lot of noise on social media and seemed very convinced of victory, but it didn’t actually amount to anything
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santoshbvn · a month ago
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Scottish Nationwide Social gathering promise independence referendum after election win
Scottish Nationwide Social gathering promise independence referendum after election win
The outcomes from Thursday’s vote have put the difficulty firmly again on the desk and set the stage for a conflict with London. In her victory speech, Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon stated her Scottish Nationwide Social gathering (SNP) — which desires to interrupt away from the UK — had delivered a “historic and extraordinary” win after ending with 64 seats within the Scottish…
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sailorsally · a month ago
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oc I read SPN and went "not again 😞"
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patchesthegreat · a month ago
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Quite interesting results coming out of Scotland
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3media · a month ago
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Scottish National Party promise independence referendum after election win
Scottish National Party promise independence referendum after election win
#Scottish #National #Party #promise #independence #referendum #election #win The results from Thursday’s vote have put the issue firmly back on the table and set the stage for a clash with London.In her victory speech, Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said her Scottish National Party (SNP) — which wants to break away from the United Kingdom — had delivered a “historic and extraordinary”…
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lovefromalgy · a month ago
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Scottish Election Results 2021
As regular followers will know, Algy is celebrating Scotland here on @lovefromalgy this weekend, on the occasion of a historic Scottish parliamentary election.
So it is only appropriate that he shares the results of the election, now that the final numbers are known. But first, a word or two of explanation:
Scottish parliamentary elections have an unusual system of proportional representation, deliberately designed to prevent an overall majority if at all possible. Elections therefore produce results in a very different pattern to those for the UK General Elections to the parliament in Westminster, which operate on a first-past-the-post system.
In Scotland we have two ballot papers - one for consituencies, where voters select a single candidate and the winner is the candidate with a simple majority -  and one for regional lists, where voters select one party, and not an individual candidate, and several winners for each region are calculated by a complex system of proportional representation. If a party gets a majority of votes on the regional list ballot BUT has already won a large number of consistuencies in that same region, they are then heavily discounted and weighted against when assigning seats in parliament from the list. So, a party may win a large proportion of votes on the regional ballot paper and still not get a single seat on the regional list. In this election, for example, the SNP won 40% of the vote share on the regional list ballots, but was only assigned 2 out of the total of 56 regional list seats in parliament.
The SNP are represented by the colour yellow in the graphics below. If the election had been held according to the UK General Election electoral system, the SNP would therefore have a massive and overwhelming majority in their fourth term at Holyrood. However, Algy concedes that Scotland’s curent system, although flawed, is indeed a great deal fairer than first-past-the-post, although on this occasion it has not quite assigned seats in proportion to the numbers of votes cast.
Note about the SNP:  for the avoidance of any confusion or doubt - especially in the minds of friends overseas for whom the frequently used term “Nationalist” may indicate a far-right party - Algy would just like to clarity that the SNP (that’s the Scottish NATIONAL Party NOT the Scottish NATIONALIST Party as Boris Johnson has often called them...) is a left-wing party with a broadly progressive agenda. It is the National party because it wishes to reinstate an independent Scottish nation, but it has nothing whatever to do with fascism or any kind of right-wing ideology.
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dongzhoupoltics · a month ago
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local elections tag related to the P.S bit
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deanstructor · a month ago
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Tonight @ 7PM UK Time (6PM GMT).The results are in but what does it mean? Opinion and analysis on the Scottish Parliament elections in a Streamstructor special and we'd love to have your opinions too! 
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ceevee5 · a month ago
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Exciting stuff north of the border. Shame they missed out electing Kim Long as a 2nd Glasgow Green MSP.
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killjoygem · a month ago
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I know we dont talk about Scotland much on tumblr but we just elected our first WoC to parliament!! Twice!!
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Kaukab Stewart is now sitting for Glasgow Kelvin and Pam Gosal was elected on the West Scotland regional list 👏👏
Edit: I just wanted to add on, Kaukab Stewart is also the first Muslim woman to be elected!! [x]
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moist-phalanges · a month ago
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Dont you love when the news put all their effort into not talking about the Scottish election results like I know it's the bbc but you're literally sat in edinburgh 🙄
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mali-umkin · a month ago
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I'm not a Scot, and still am incredibly happy and proud. This was a beautiful day for democracy. Non-Scottish people who made of Scotland their home got to vote, and that is brilliant; this country should be taken as an example. Alba gu bràth 💙
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theotherjourney7 · a month ago
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“NEW (as of 8 May 2021): SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT ELECTIONS 2021 FINAL RESULTS
SNP: 64 (+1)
Conservative: 31 (-)
Labour: 22 (-2)
Green: 8 (+2)
SNP missed out on an outright majority by a single seat. Nonetheless clear (and biggest) majority for independence across the Parliament in the body's history.
The fact that the SNP can even get close to 65 (in successive elections) is a pretty remarkable feat
Given the grumblings about Douglas Ross and the Tory campaign, matching Davidson's 2016 performance is something they'll be v pleased with
Labour have gone backwards marginally but they're pleased with how Sarwar has gone down during the campaign and think they have something to build on
The striking thing, as I've said before is how static the Scottish political situation is, almost in aspic
That speaks to the frozen political situation, how everything has reoriented around YES/NO- as the unionist tactical voting showed, what matters most is maintaining the balance and minimising the chance of advance of the other side
And don't look to the raw votes to help settle the matter of the mandate
Constituency vote: pro independence parties=49% vs anti=51%
List vote: Pro indepdence parties= 50.1% vs anti= 49.9%
Scotland is, erm, divided”-Lewis Goodall
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