Much talk this morning in the public prints (here in The Scotsman and here in The Times) of three question referendums.
How does that work then? If you have three options, what happens if option A attracts 37% support, option B attracts 33% and option C 30%?
I suppose that you could rank them in logical fashion. If not A, then B or C; if not B, then A or C; if not C then A or B. Alternatively, you could rank them by preference - vote 1, 2 or 3 to each option and the recast the votes of the bottom-scoring option on the basis of second preferences.
But, in terms of identifying the option commanding the whole-hearted support of the people, it all seems rather unsatisfactory ...