Ref­er­en­dum de­bate

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

Ruther­glen MSP Clare Haughey says the Scot­tish Gov­ern­ment has a “ca­st­iron demo­cratic man­date” to hold a sec­ond in­de­pen­dence ref­er­en­dum.

She was speak­ing af­ter vot­ing with her SNP col­leagues to back a sec­ond vote once the terms of Brexit be­come clear.

A vote on a sec­ond ref­er­en­dum was passed af­ter Green MSPs backed the gov­ern­ment.

Ms Haughey said: “The Scot­tish Par­lia­ment has voted in favour of hold­ing an in­de­pen­dence ref­er­en­dum, once the terms of Brexit are clear, to give peo­ple in Scot­land a choice over their fu­ture.

“It would be un­demo­cratic, in­de­fen­si­ble and com­pletely un­sus­tain­able for the Tory gov­ern­ment at West­min­ster to ig­nore the will of the par­lia­ment and block a ref­er­en­dum.”

How­ever, a poll on the pop­u­lar Face­book page, All About Cam­bus­lang, sug­gests a ma­jor­ity of peo­ple in the town wish to avoid a sec­ond vote.

Around 1000 peo­ple took part with 34 per cent say­ing they wanted a ref­er­en­dum.

Alex Black, who runs the page and has cam­paigned in sup­port of the union, said: “I would like to thank every­one who took part and for keep­ing the de­bate civil which was a credit to our com­mu­nity in th­ese un­cer­tain times.”

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