Holyrood is Not the Place to Seek a 2nd Indyref Mandate

An AFFG activist holds a Union Jack on a massive flagpole in front of Holyrood on 1-2-20, the day after Brexit.

The issue is not whether Scots have "the democratic right to choose their own future" or whether "Scotland's future should be determined by the people who live here", or any other variation on the theme of the democratic rights of Scots, per se – which the SNP and its sympathisers are pushing out every day.

After all, the people who live in Scotland already determine Scotland's future through our electoral process!

And anyway, nobody is disputing the concept that democratic rights are possessed by the people of Scotland!

Rather, the issue is about whether an election to a devolved parliament within the United Kingdom is the correct place to seek a specific mandate for a second referendum to break up the UK.

We've already written extensively about the constitutional, moral and democratic reasons why the British Union Parliament is the proper place to seek the mandate. We've laid out the reasons which are constitutional, moral and democratic for all the people of the UK.