Scotland have a more representative democracy, and there are less race hate crimes here. How are we not more tolerant?
proof of less race hate crimes.http://www.copfs.gov.uk/images/HateCrimeinScotland2014-15.pdf https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/467366/hosb0515.pdf
In total 3,785 charges relating to race crime were reported in 2014-15 [in Scotland]
42,930 (82%) were race hate crimes[in England and Wales]
Now, Scotland's population:
Statistics published by the National Records of Scotland (NRS) showed that the estimated population of Scotland was 5,347,600 in mid-2014.
3,785 / 5,347,600 * 100 = 0.070779 % - ish
Now, English + Welsh population:
The estimated population of England now stands at 53.5 million, 5.3 million in Scotland, 3.1 million in Wales [in 2014]
53,500,000 + 3,100,000 = 56,600,000
42,930 / 56,600,000 * 100 = 0.075848 % - ish
As a result of this study we can conclude that in England and Wales, there is 0.005% more racial hate crime, which means that ultimately Scotland is a more tolerant place to live in. :)
As for the representative democracy.
In Scotland, the SNP won 59 of the 73 constituencies. In a UK election that would be enough for an outright majority.
However in Scotland, we have list votes. The way this works, is that there are 8 regions, which each elect 7 more MSPs. Because of this, Labour gained an additional 18 seats, to their 3 constituencies; Tories gained an additional 21 seats, to their 7 constituences; Lib-Dems gained an extra seat; and Greens gained all 5 of their seats through regions. This is more representative, because without it, SNP would have an outright majority (I wouldn't complain, but it would be undemocratic); Labour, Conservatives, and Greens would be heavily
underrepresented, and SNP and Lib-Dems would be heavily over-represented.
In UK elections, there are no "list" / "regional" votes. Because of this, parties are unfairly represented.
Ultimately, because Scotland has less racial hate crime, and a more representative parliament, we are a more tolerant society to live in.