Free Speech

Our Right to be Heard

Over the last few years, there has been a consistent push to stop debate and silencing people through shaming, accusations, and misinformation. This is a real threat to democracy. We will never win our independence by telling people what to think – we need to allay fears, engage in constructive discussions and be mindful that not everyone feels the same way about the topics we do.

The ALBA Party recognises that free and fair debate is a fundamental pillar of our democracy. We believe that the right to freedom of expression should be universal and should be enshrined in a Scottish Constitution.