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CLIP 6641

Meet the MSP

Meet the MSP
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Key Info
  • Meet the MSP
  • Duration: 04:40
  • Kris Sinclair is 19, a youth worker and a member of the Scottish Youth Parliament. He sees the SNP proposal to raise the minimum age to buy alcohol to 21 as discriminatory, penalising all young people because of the behaviour of a minority. He raises his concerns with his MSP, Sandra White. She cites a pilot study in Falkirk that resulted in a major drop in antisocial behaviour. Kris ends by stating that how the proposal progresses could change his voting behaviour.
  • Subject:

    Citizenship and Modern Studies

       Topic:

    Politics and Government: The Democratic and Electoral Processes

  • Keywords: democracy, Scotland, government, Holyrood, MSP, alcohol, crime, antisocial behaviour, age, youth, young people, age, modern studies, DemocracyinAction
Ideas for use in class
  • Students could discuss what issues are important to them. How do they decide the issues that would alter their vote? What alternative measures could be taken to combat alcohol abuse and antisocial behaviour? This would link well to health and wellbeing issues on alcohol.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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