We lost the vote but won back our voice

Prelude to a referendum - the SNP's unprecedented majority in 2011
Prelude to a referendum – the SNP’s unprecedented majority in 2011

On this anniversary of the referendum I’ve been thinking back to 2011 when the SNP won their first majority Scottish Government and the vote on our future became an inevitability. I remember feeling pretty disengaged and sceptical that the SNP could secure a Yes vote. Support was around 25-30% and most of the arguments one way or another seemed to be about oil and tax revenues.

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