Originally Posted by Adeste Fideles
Scotsgait, that is totally untrue - The Liberal vote collapsed due to NATIONAL politics - you know this to be true. Thus, logically we can tell that NATIONAL politics was important. Thus we know that the SNP are in ball park of 32%. The referendum is toast.
What wasn't true ? That voters take different approaches to elections for each level of govt ? That independence wasn't an issue in the local govt elections ? Or - and what will be the most galling to you, I suspect, - that the SNP overtook Labour in gains and number of councillors whilst increasing its vote share from the true comparator of the 2007 local authority elections ?