King’s Speech: ALBA Party Call for Independent Scottish Republic
ALBA PARTY have today restated their view that Scotland should become an Independent Republic with an elected Head of State.
Ahead of tomorrow’s King’s Speech, in which the priorities of the UK Government will be read out in the House of Lords by King Charles, ALBA are putting focus on their policy that Scotland should be an Independent Republic, a position that they say has majority support from Scots.
Polling by ALBA Party released at the start of the year showed that 55% said they wanted to see an independent Scotland become a Republic with an elected Head of State, whereas only 45% said they wanted to keep King Charles.
ALBA say that “ in the midst of a cost of living crisis it is clear that the institution of Monarchy is becoming so far removed from reality that it is not recognisable to the people of Scotland.”
ALBA Party’s Westminster leader Neale Hanvey MP says that irony will not be lost on people across Scotland as “ King Charles sits on his Throne Chair in the House of Lords to tell his subjects what the Tory Government are doing to help with a Westminster made cost of living crisis.”
Commenting ahead of tomorrow’s King’s Speech ALBA Party Westminster leader Neale Hanvey MP said:
“In keeping with Scottish constitutional tradition ALBA Party adhere to the principle that it is the people that are sovereign. Our position is that Scotland should now move to an elected head of state with similar powers to the Uachtarán na hÉireann.
“ALBA firmly stands for Scotland and our priority is to ensure the people of Scotland have the freedom to make this choice soon, as an independent country.
“At a time that we are faced with millions of our people in Scotland facing fuel poverty, when we are an energy rich land, the very thought of a King sitting wearing a crown telling the people to eat cake is absurd. The institution of monarchy could not be further detached from the reality of everyday life for the people of Scotland.”