Beyond the Noise: The Tory “studious disengagement” strategy in #GE19

06/12/2019
Ben Wray

Beyond the Noise with David Jamieson is a weekly podcast with CommonSpace journalist David Jamieson, where he gets behind the 24/7 news cycle and gets to the heart of issues, trying to find the substance behind the headlines.

IN this week’s podcast, Jamieson speaks to CommonSpace editor Sean Bell about the nature of the 2019 General Election, the campaigns of the various parties and what they mean for Scotland.

They discuss:

55:00 – How should we characterise the 2019 General Election? What have it’s main dynamics and arguments been?

11:58 – What has the SNP’s campaign been like, underlined as it is by their continuing strong polling position?

15:11 – Why the Tories have followed a policy of “studious disengagement” during the election?

17:44 – How the Liberal Democrats and Brexit Party were marginalised.

Image: Laura Miller

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