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Does the SNP now have a mandate for #Indyref2? Expert comment

"If the UK Government has to resort to the courts to halt the Scottish Parliament from holding a second referendum, that would speak to the weakness of their democratic case for opposing it. We are in uncharted constitutional territory here and it remains to be seen when – rather than if – a new independence referendum is called." Politics expert Dr Alexander Smith explores whether there is now a mandate for a second independence referendum in Scotland.


Donald Trump still suspended from Twitter - Social media expert comments

Twitter has banned a new account which reposted views and opinions "From the Desk of Donald J Trump." Social media expert Dr Eric Jensen from Warwick Sociology comments.


Parliamentary elections in Scotland: expert comment

As elections to the Scottish Parliament take place today, Dr Alexander Smith of the Department of Sociology comments on the key issues that he sees for voters

Thu 06 May 2021, 14:03 | Tags: Sociology, Research

Gender-neutral rebrand for Mr Potato Head

"I wouldn’t be surprised if the ‘Potato Head’ conversation becomes a go-to example in future years to highlight this gradual tipping point in conversations around gender." Sociologist Nick Cherryman comments on Hasbro's decision to officially rename the Mr. Potato Head brand to Potato Head.

Fri 26 Feb 2021, 11:22 | Tags: Sociology, Gender, Language, LGBTQ+

Social media expert comments on suspension of Donald Trump's Twitter account

With Twitter announcing the suspension of Donald Trump's account and comments today from CEO Jack Dorsey discussing the decision, Dr Eric Jensen from the Department of Sociology comments

Thu 14 Jan 2021, 10:39 | Tags: Sociology, Research

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