Does the SNP have a mandate for a referendum on Scotland’s future?

The Scottish Government has published legislation to pave the way for a new referendum on Scottish independence.

The SNP Scottish Government has a clear mandate to offer the people of Scotland a choice. The SNP has won three elections – the Scottish Parliament election in 2016, the General Election in 2017 and the European Parliament election this year – with an explicit commitment in our manifesto on holding a referendum.

The Scottish Parliament has also agreed to deliver a referendum on Scottish independence.