Independence! If you want it - Alba Launch New National Billboard Campaign
Alba Party have today (Thursday) launched their latest national billboard campaign to promote Scottish independence with the message “Independence! If you want it.”
The pro Indy message has drawn inspiration from a groundbreaking campaign by John Lennon and Yoko Ono from over five decades ago.
On December 15, 1969, millions of people across the world woke up to a bold and curious slogan: “War is over! If you want it.” It appeared on billboards in 12 major cities, from Tokyo to Toronto to New York, signed ‘Happy Christmas from John & Yoko.’” The message was repeated on posters, handouts, and advertisements in major newspapers across the globe.
Alba Party say that their new message conveys that “people power will deliver independence if they want it.”
The high-profile campaign is the pro-independence party’s latest initiative as they up their campaign activity after the UK Supreme Court’s decision that the Scottish Parliament could not hold an independence referendum.
In the aftermath of the decision support for independence has risen with several polls in a row showing a majority would now vote for Scottish independence.
Alba Party’s General Secretary Chris McEleny says that the party are determined to ensure that independence stays at the top of the political agenda into the new year.
Last weekend Alba held a conference on the way forward for Scotland and in 2022 the party delivered 150,000 copies of “The Wee Alba Book - The new case for independence “ to households across the country. The St. Andrew’s Day Declaration is also being promoted by the party to urge Scots to declare support for Scotland’s right of self-determination.
Alba’s campaign will see billboards across Scotland at airports, in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee, Aberdeen and several other sites across the country.
Commenting Alba Party General Secretary Chris McEleny said:
“The decision by the Supreme Court to deny the right of the Scottish Parliament to hold an independence referendum and the continuing refusal of the UK Government to transfer the power to hold a referendum presents clear challenges to Scottish democracy and the sovereign will of the Scottish people.
“However, in the immediate aftermath, it is clear the people of Scotland don’t appreciate a court based in London telling us that we can’t have a choice on our own future.
“Westminster have destroyed the economy. We have the absurdity of fuel-poor Scots living in energy-rich Scotland. The question many Scots are asking themselves is are going to sit back and take it? Alba’s answer to the people of Scotland is that the UK is over if you want it and no matter how hard the UK Government deny democracy, Scotland will be independent if you want it.”