Why a Scottish Parliamnet>

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The last Scottish parliament dissolved in 1707-

  • Many Scots in 1979 desired a new Scottish Parliament

However a contentious referendum on devolution delivered a negative result-

  • 1979-1997 saw economic + political differences between Scot +Eng
  • Eng. growing while Scots labour intensive industries were closing.
  • 1980's decade were prosperity in Eng. mathched unemployment and poverty in Scot.

Political Divide-

  • Conservative Party won 3 UK general elcetions in a row
  • Scottish labour became more popular in Scot.
  • Scots didnt like labour-felt they were not


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