#CommonDebate: What would you like to see come out of the SNP 2016 conference?

Maxine Blane

Today via CommonSocial, Twitter and Facebook we asked for your responses to our #CommonDebate feature

AS part of Scotland’s new media, what you think about the news is a top priority for CommonSpace – we want to know how you feel about major news stories, and what events you think should be getting attention.

Your views on news issues are incredibly important to us, and we want you to be involved every step of the way. Whenever there’s a big question or issue drawing public attention, we’ll use the #CommonDebate hashtag to make sure your voice is heard.

With the SNP conference kicking off at the SECC in Glasgow tomorrow, and the IdeaSpace festival taking place across the way at Glasgow Science Centre, today’s #CommonDebate question was: What would you most like to see come out of the SNP 2016 conference?

Our first response hoped the conference would be a chance to foreground inclusive education:

A couple of today’s responses focused on mainstream media reporting surrounding the conference:


Current events in Syria were raised by one of our respondents, as was the question of a possible second independence referendum.

One user linked a possible second referendum to the ongoing Brexit process:

Some responses suggested that a more economic focus was necessary, and that campaigning for a second independence referendum should not be a priority.

Finally, one user felt that going forward the focus for the SNP should be on day-to-day governance rather than on issues surrounding Scottish independence.

We’d like to thank everyone who responded, and encourage you all to get involved in our next #CommonDebate on CommonSocial, Twitter or Facebook, or even tell us what you think about the latest question in the comments below.

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