Amend the Scotland Act to allow a simple majority of the Scottish Parliament to call an Extraordinary General Election.
Use their majority to call an Extraordinary General Election.
That’s it. That’s all they have to do.
They can then campaign for Independence free from interference from Westminster or the Supreme Court.
So the current ‘battle royal’ over Royal Assent for the controversial Gender Recognition Reform Bill need not take place.
The simple and honest route for the SNP and Greens is to start the campaign for Scottish Independence they promised for 2023, no ifs, no buts. No excuses.
Actually, we are confident that the majority of Scottish voters would like to see the Bill changed to offer greater protection for Women’s Rights along with continuing protection for people who have undergone gender reassignment.
There is a danger in Wings and others pointing out this simple route to a democratic vote: the process is so simple that Westminster may try to block it. They will claim that this ‘loophole’ is an unintended consequence of the Act.
So timing is of the essence.
The SNP must use this simple, legal route as soon as possible or forfeit forever their claim to support Scottish Independence.
Wings Over Scotland – The Endless Road
This is the article which inspired this post and has given heart to so many Scots in despair over the SNP’s failure to make any appreciable progress towards Independence.
Scotland Act 1998
Extraordinary General Elections.
Scotland Act 2016
Power to change standing orders to allow a simple majority to call a General Election.
Series of Tweets
Some Twitter polls
Very interesting results from polls about the GRR Bill, again from Wings Over Scotland.