The UK Government has stated that it will seek to prevent a Scottish independence referendum taking place for several decades, regardless of whether Scottish voters elect a Scottish Government committed to holding a referendum. In view of this stance, do you think pro-independence parties, such as the SNP and the Scottish Greens, should or should not include an outright independence pledge in their manifestos for this year's scheduled Scottish Parliament election, to give people the opportunity to vote for or against independence? (Scot Goes Pop / Survation poll, 11th-13th January 2021):
Should not: 36%
With Don't Knows excluded -
Should not: 45%
OK, the Manifesto for Indy goes further than that and implies that there should be some sort of declaration of independence after the election, regardless of London's wishes. But nevertheless, it's important that the public are at least behind the principle of using this May's vote as a plebiscitary election (ie. as a de facto indyref).
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Additionally, with the election looming many SNP candidates will be crowdfunding for their campaigns. I hope to showcase quite a few of them over the coming weeks. First up today is Gordon MacDonald, the incumbent SNP MSP for Edinburgh Pentlands. At time of writing, he's just £300 short of his target figure of £3500. You can visit his crowdfunder HERE.