Scottish Parliament: Independence Referendum - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:29 pm on 20th July 2022.

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Photo of Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle Green 3:29 pm, 20th July 2022

My Lords, surely there is another view: the parties proposing an independence referendum won a majority of seats and votes in last year’s Scottish Parliament election. That is the standard definition of a democratic mandate. If the Government have decided on another definition, could they please tell your Lordships’ House what it is? Or have the Government simply decided that the people of Scotland will not be allowed to make such a decision for themselves?