Instruction for Independence
Independence is on the ballot.
What does it look like?
Is this allowed?
In the words of the Electoral Commission: "Descriptions are identity marks that can be used instead of, or alongside, a party name depending on the election.
At Scottish Parliamentary elections, the rules differ for regional and constituency ballot papers. For regional ballot papers, a party must use their name and can also use a description alongside if they wish. For constituency ballot papers, a party must use their party name.
At all other elections in the UK, a party can use either a description or a party name on ballot papers – it is for parties to decide which they use in this case."
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What if the UK Government say no?
It's a theoretical possibility that a UK Government could simply ignore the Instruction for Independence however there are six pillars that ensure its success:
Precedent is already set.
““It is agreed that nothing in this report prevents Scotland becoming an independent country in the future should the people of Scotland so choose” – The Smith Commission
Countries to vote on leaving Britain: Bahrain, Barbados, Belize, Botswana, Brunei, Dominica, Eswatini, Fiji, Granada, India, Israel, Jamaica, Kiribati, Lesotho, Mauritius, Nauru, Nigeria, Qatar, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sudan, Tanganyika, Bahamas, Gambia, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, UAE, Zambia, Australia, Canada, Newfoundland, South Africa, New Zealand.
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