In 2014, many No voters felt independence too risky as they were doing ok. However, psychology shows people take risks when faced with a loss like Brexit.
A new poll showing that most Scots want constitutional change has been described by Tory MSP, Adam Tomkins, as showing no mandate for any more constitutional wrangling.
John Bercow: ‘People who are on the losing side are not obliged to accept that their view has been lost forever and they are perfectly entitled to continue to argue for it’.
A lot of unionist commentators think Richard Leonard’s Englishness will stop him becoming First Minister. It won’t, but alienating half the voters will.
Reading through the recent debate at Westminster about indyref2, it is clear that all of the arguments against are anti-democratic.
The latest Survation poll for the Scottish Daily Mail suggests that a clear majority of Scots would like to hold indyref2 in the near future.
Tommy Sheppard talks about how we could win back leave voting SNP supporters and highlights the limitations of Jeremy Corbyn.
The good news is, holding indyref2 this Scottish Parliamentary term is still a possibility and still firmly part of Nicola Sturgeon’s plans.
The argument against indyref2 is that most Scots voted for parties that don’t support it. Fine, lets use that same logic and stop mitigating austerity.
Let us know what you think Strugeon and the SNP should do now. We think she should play the long game by forcing the Tories to reject indyref2.
I can understand why Ruth Davidson is against having indyref2, but it is unacceptable she and many others are willing to subvert democracy to avoid it.
While Tory support has increased, Brexit will ensure this is only a short term blip. Meanwhile, more local councils have the SNP as the largest party.
Sturgeon has been as clear as she can be about her indyref2 plan. The UK should formally reply to her request before Sturgeon makes her next step.
Scottish Tories only talk of indyref2 but this election is about serious issues & giving them a hard-Brexit mandate will hurt Scottish small businesses.
The unionist local election strategy seems to be designed to alienate those who are pro independence while insulting the intelligence of everyone else.
The next time you hear someone blame Scotland’s poor economic performance on indyref2 ask them for evidence. These charts suggest they are wrong.