#CommonDebate: Where is the post-Brexit bounce in support for independence?

14/09/2016
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.

After the recent announcement that the Radical Independence Campaign (Ric) are holding a conference in October, and with Elaine C Smith set to host the relaunch of the Scottish Independence Convention on Sunday 18 September, along with a number of other events taking place at the weekend, there has been an increase in grassroots momemtum in the campaign for independence.

With these events in mind, today’s #CommonDebate question was: With polls on support for independence remaining static, why is predicted post-Brexit bounce not gaining traction?

Some felt that the connection between those who voted yes and who voted remain had perhaps been overstated:

Others users highlighted how Britain’s exit from the EU might not be a deal-breaking issue for many yes voters.

Users cited a lack of action and the general confusion surrounding Brexit as likely to be having an effect on support for independence.

One twitter user wondered if Brexit carried as much weight as an issue as some perceived:

Finally, one respondent noted that those polled on the issue of support for independence could be growing tired of continuous political upheaval and uncertainty.

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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