ALBA Westminster Leader Neale Hanvey MP reacts to Angus MacNeil’s decision to sit as an independent MP in lack of SNP independence strategy

In a statement Neale Hanvey MP said:

“Angus MacNeil is an outstanding independence MP, honest, forthright and brave. He will be a great loss to the SNP but hopefully, as he is committed to standing again, he won’t be a loss to Scotland.

“The total confusion over independence strategy is causing fundamental problems for the SNP.

“The way forward must be to fight the election on a ‘Scotland United for Independence’ platform, cross-party and non-party, appealing directly to the 50 per cent of the population who back freedom.

“If the election was to be fought on an independence mandate does anyone believe that so many SNP MPs would be standing down? To restore morale the SNP must rededicate itself to its historic mission of independence.

“Humza Yousaf needs to address this fundamental issue right now and turn the tide before it is too late.”

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