Just for the sheer hell of it, we might as well have a Poll of Polls for Scottish voting intentions at the general election. I was going to check which methodology I used last time around...and then I realised I knew exactly which methodology I used, because the last general election was only about fifteen seconds ago.
As before, Scottish subsamples of GB-wide polls will be taken into account, because they often represent the only up-to-date information we have. That's obviously unsatisfactory because the figures are not properly weighted, but an average of several subsamples shouldn't lead us quite as wildly astray as an individual subsample might. Whenever a full-scale Scottish poll comes along, that will be given ten times the weight of a subsample. At the moment all we have from the last week are three subsamples (two from ICM and one from YouGov), so the following figures should be treated with great caution...
Liberal Democrats 6.3%
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I have a new article at the TalkRadio website arguing that the election could be an opportunity in disguise for Jeremy Corbyn, and a risk in disguise for Ruth Davidson. That's not a prediction of how I think things will play out, but just a reminder that the outcome of this campaign is not yet set in stone. You can read the article HERE.
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Kezia Dugdale describing the Labour party as a "progressive alliance" reminded me of Voltaire's joke about the Holy Roman Empire - "it was neither holy, nor Roman, nor an empire".