Scotland’s MSM and the opposition parties are seeking to shift the goalposts, in a desperate attempt to make the democratic mandate for a second referendum near impossible, by suggesting that only a overall majority for the SNP, on its own, enables that mandate to be legitimate.
It is their creation. The SNP manifesto says:
The Scottish Greens manifesto says:
The legislation covering all aspects of the referendum, including the question and the timing, should be decided by a simple majority of the Scottish Parliament. The Scottish Greens will campaign and vote for a referendum within the next Parliamentary term and under the terms of the Referendums Act (2020).
Not all media have deliberately misinterpreted that.
In the Telegraph two days ago:
It states that a majority of pro-independence MSPs, including the votes of Scottish Greens and Alex Salmond’s Alba Party, would be enough to secure a mandate for another vote. This means Ms Sturgeon will push ahead with her separation plans even if the SNP does not gain an outright majority on its own.