‘Our’ MSM are clear. We can have a second independence referendum as long as its presented as only advisory and then, they think, the result can be ignored, just like……the Brexit referendum with its narrow 52/48 result?
Well no. As we are all painfully aware, that one was interpreted in Westminster as the will of the people and was implemented.
Back in 2016, the respected Full Fact, had a look and on the question of whether the EU referendum was “advisory” only and concluded:
The referendum wasn’t legally binding, but there’s plenty of scope for argument about whether politicians should feel obliged to implement the result anyway.
You can read the whole argument here:
* I know it should be/used to be ‘referenda’ like ‘fora’ and ‘hippopotami’ (ignorami?) but I’m giving up on being the crusty old pedant.