Of supermajorities and double majorities: In every referendum in the UK a majority of votes has been fine
Alasdair Galloway In this morning’s Herald (30/11) there is a letter from my old chum Peter A Russell (often wonder what the A is for – any suggestions beyond the obvious?) in reply to Gavin Weir’s the day before. Gavin’s letter, to save you looking it up, goes like this: Rules must be the same for all NICE of Mark Smith (“Anti-democratic Scots? You talking to me, First Minister?”, November 28) to give us his personal opinion on the constitution, but if there are “rules” then they must be the same rules for all, and 50+1 is the norm. I… Read more Continue reading Of supermajorities and double majorities: In every referendum in the UK a majority of votes has been fine
Alasdair Galloway A couple of days ago, I took some exception to a short letter in the Herald from well-known Unionist Martin Redfern. It read FM’s pointless foot stamping READER’S Digest version of Nicola Sturgeon’s current constitutional posturing: hijacking the general election to stage a de facto referendum is a foot-stamping exercise since the law doesn’t allow her to hold as many referendums as she wishes, whenever she chooses. It’s immaterial whether she gets more or less than 50% of the vote – the UK and therefore the EU and UN won’t recognise her interpretation of the result. End of.… Read more Continue reading Is London going for the Madrid solution?
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