Scottish Labour’s regional branch manager (North Britain) clearly thought this was so important she needed to say it twice:
But that’s not helping us make any sense of it. All sarcasm and snark aside, we can’t figure out what on Earth it’s supposed to mean.
Who, if not the First Minister and the Prime Minister, gets to decide? The electorate? They did that 10 months ago, when they gave a party with a second referendum in its manifesto a landslide victory that put them in goverment until 2021. The Scottish Parliament, the official embodiment of the will of the Scottish people? It’s (almost certainly) going to vote for one next week.
All we know for sure is that Kezia Dugdale is going to order her MSPs to vote with the Tories – in effect, with the Prime Minister – but that Labour say they WON’T block a Section 30 order at Westminster (if a vote happens, which the Tories say it won’t).
That doesn’t get us anywhere in establishing who the decision should rest with. We’d ask Kezia Dugdale directly, but she blocks us on Twitter. Can anyone translate?