Gaming the System

17 Jul

Prediction – Westminster, i.e. Cummings, will take away Holyrood’s powers next year and there won’t be an election.

Random Public Journal

By Jason Michael

EVER SINCE THE IDEA was first proposed, that the independence movement adopt a policy of voting for another pro-independence party besides the Scottish National Party in the regional list vote of the next Holyrood elections, leading lights within the SNP and the Scottish Greens have been using the term ‘gaming the system’ to describe the plan. The idea, of course, is to stand one alternative pro-independence party in regions where the SNP and the Greens are not likely to win regional list seats, thereby maximising the number of pro-independence MSPs in the next Scottish parliament – with a view to creating a pro-independence supermajority. But those already in power – namely the SNP and the Greens – are not at all keen on this idea. On the one hand, the SNP is happy with a simple majority because such would preserve the SNP’s monopoly over independence…

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