Salmond: ALBA Party are now Scotland’s Party of Independence
ALBA Party National Council agree to widespread intervention at General Election after SNP reject pro independence pact
ALEX SALMOND’S ALBA PARTY have declared that they will make a widespread intervention at the General Election in a minimum of 12 seats to ensure that the people of Scotland have the opportunity “to vote for independence at the ballot box”. ALBA have already pledged that at the next Scottish Parliament election every voter in Scotland will be able to vote ALBA for independence.
Speaking at his Party’s National Council today, held in Aberdeen, Mr Salmond set out his view that ALBA Party are the only political party that now has a credible and viable route to independence.
ALBA Party believe that a majority of votes at each and every election for pro independence parties would be an instruction from the people of Scotland to commence independence negotiations with the UK Government.
This week ALBA Party Holyrood leader Ash Regan MSP set out her party’s plan to deliver a democratic double whammy on the constitutional issue by bringing forward a Bill to Holyrood that would allow for a referendum to be held next year to ask Scot’s if they believe the Scottish Parliament should have the powers to negotiate for and legislate for independence.
At their National Council today ALBA Party agreed to commence plans to stand in Constituencies across Scotland at the General Election. The Party will begin to select candidates and will announce them in the new year.
Commenting former First Minister and ALBA Party leader Alex Salmond said:
“ALBA Party called on the independence movement to move forward with a Scotland United approach but sadly the SNP have opted to go it alone - this is something that in Rutherglen we know was fatal for them.
“ALBA are now the only party that have a viable strategy for the General Election and we are the only party with a credible strategy to move the independence movement forward - as Ash Regan MSP set out with her plan for a Referendum Bill to be progressed in Holyrood.
“The SNP strategy for the General Election is incoherent and recently the Greens have said that independence is no longer a red line for them and they would be happy to prop up a unionist Government at Holyrood.
“ALBA Party now are Scotland’s independence party. Therefore our National Council have agreed that we will commence preparations for a wide scale intervention of at least twelve candidates across Scotland at next year’s General Election to make sure the people of Scotland have the choice of voting for independence - something I am more confident now than ever that a majority will take.”
Commenting ALBA Party Holyrood Leader Ash Regan MSP said:
“ALBA Party are now represented at every level of Government in Scotland and people are seeing the difference we are making. In Holyrood we are the only party taking the constitutional argument forward and the proposed Bill I set out last week is the most significant pro independence intervention in recent years. If the Scottish Government supports it we can hold a referendum next year on our parliament having the power to negotiate for and legislate for our independence.
“At Westminster Neale Hanvey MP and Kenny MacAskill MP are raising the issue of independence and the absurdity of fuel poor Scot’s living in an energy rich nation on a near daily basis. As the Party with the plan and the strategy to move Scotland towards independence we will enter next year in a positive footing ahead of the General Election.”