The Interactive Referendum, by Jenni Ajderian

The Interactive Referendum. SPS. Photo by Darya Gnidash. Photos by Darya Gnidash

The debate over Scottish independence is by no means new and by no means simple, and now finally it is making its way into national press and encroaching on national consciousness more and more. But just being in someone’s consciousness doesn’t mean they’ve actually made a decision yet. In a show of ‘deliberative democracy’, chair Alan Convery invited us to live-tweet, argue points and vote twice during the debate – once before, once after each speaker had said their piece. The 50% ‘unsure’ vote was a tricky one to swing.

Holding the floor with a certain amount of grounded sarcasm was ‘Better Together’ Conservative MSP Murdo Fraser and pro-independence SNP MSP Marco Biagi, along with a host of particularly well-prepared audience members.

For the rest of us, it was a bit of a shock to see the debate thrown open to questions from the get-go, with…

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