The SNPs Gender Reform obsession is holding back the cause of independence
Responding to the Scottish Government’s confirmation that it will launch a legal battle over the controversial Gender Recognition Reform Bill, Alba Party’s National Women’s Convener Dr Yvonne Ridley said:
“We must be united in our efforts to secure Scotland's independence, and we must be focused on the needs and aspirations of the Scottish people. The First Minister should focus less attention on polarising issues such as Gender Reforms and more time on issues that can garner the support of the entire population, such as highlighting the absurdity that many people in Scotland live in fuel poverty when we are a land of energy plenty. It’s time to start spending less time on Self Identification and more time on Self Determination.
"That’s the sort of issue that can secure the support of every person in Scotland as opposed to a fight over a Gender Reform Bill.
“Nicola Sturgeon’s Government got itself into lots of bother by trying to rail road through an incoherent Self ID policy that is not wanted by the people of Scotland. Humza Yousaf’s decision to go to court to fight for hugely unpopular gender reforms is an act of sabotage that will further result in the SNP holding back the cause of independence. We need a change of focus with the attention of the Government on issues that matter to the people of Scotland. Continuity won’t cut it.”