Shaddows - 11:58 am on Oct 29, 2012 (gmt 0)
The SNP also granted the vote to 16-17 year olds who are far more likely to be pro-nationalist.
It's a long held belief that 16-17 year olds are pro-nationalist.
The thing is, those for whom the belief was formed are now in their late 20s/early 30s.
The current 16-17 year olds can't remember Major, let alone Thatcher. The Poll Tax, Mine closures and general anti-English sentiment of the 80's and early 90's simply didn't rub off on those who weren't born then.
On the residence Vs "nationality" debate: you can't reasonably define eligibility in any other way than residency. Without resorting to Birth Certificates (potentially of Grandparents), there is no objective criteria. Self-identification is useless as it opens the door for much hijacking.
Thought (without any basis) that Temperance was from Scottish presbyterianism?