#CommonDebate: Who should lead a second independence referendum?

Maxine Blane

Today via CommonSocial, Twitter and Facebook we asked for your responses to our #CommonDebate feature

AS part of Scotland’s new media, what you think about the news is a top priority for CommonSpace – we want to know how you feel about major news stories, and what events you think should be getting attention.

Your views on news issues are incredibly important to us, and we want you to be involved every step of the way. Whenever there’s a big question or issue drawing public attention, we’ll use the #CommonDebate hashtag to make sure your voice is heard.

Today’s #CommonDebate question was ‘With a grassroots resurgence and parties upping the rhetoric on Indyref 2, who should lead a second independence referendum?’

One of the first suggestions looked toward Europe for an example of a model for leading a potential second independence referendum.

One user was wary that a campaign spearheaded solely by the SNP could invite criticisms related to the previous referendum.

Some felt that the answer lay in grassroots campaigning and leadership.

The idea of drawing leadership from a grassroots civic movement was echoed by another user.

One user felt that we should seek leadership for an inclusive Yes campaign not tied to stereotypes of nationalism.

Finally, one user foregrounded a need for diverse and collborative leadership moving forward.

We’d like to thank everyone who responded, and encourage you all to get involved in our next #CommonDebate on CommonSocial, Twitter or Facebook, or even tell us what you think about the latest question in the comments below.

Picture courtesy of Bruce Cowan

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