Preventing a second referendum
The SNP doesn’t have a mandate to call a second independence referendum. That’s the view of Unionist politicians like Ruth Davidson. It also appears to be the view of BBC Scotland presenter Gordon Brewer.
Brewer made a bizarre claim on the Sunday Politics Show when, during a discussion with Tory MSP Jackson Carlaw and Scottish Green Co-convenor Patrick Harvie, he said the SNP administration doesn’t have an indyref2 mandate because the party is relying on support from the Scottish Greens in next week’s vote in Holyrood.
He said: “It’s not just about the Greens, the point is the entire argument of the SNP is that they have a cast iron mandate, but they don’t have a cast-iron mandate if they’re relying on the support of a party which doesn’t have any mandate.” ….
Author : GA Ponsonby
Source : Indyref2.scot
Original Publication Date : Mar 19, 2017
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