Majority of Scots Back Alba Party Plan for Independent Scotland to become a Republic
Landmark poll shows that 55% would prefer an independent Scottish republic over keeping King Charles as Head of State
Alba Party have hailed a poll result that shows that a clear majority of Scots back their position for an independent Scotland to become a republic.
In a poll carried out on behalf of the party by Panelbase, only 45% of those responding after don’t knows were excluded said they wanted to keep King Charles as Scotland’s Head of State. In contrast 55% say they want to see an independent Scotland become a republic with an elected Head of State.
Alba Party’s Westminster Leader Neale Hanvey MP has welcomed that the poll is in line with the position his party have been advocating for.
Earlier this year Neale Hanvey MP and Alba Party Depute Leader Kenny MacAskill MP did not take up the opportunity to swear an oath of allegiance to King Charles in the House of Commons alongside members of all other political parties.
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.”
Commenting Alba Party’s 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 the absurdity of millions of our people in Scotland facing fuel poverty, when we are an energy rich land, the institution of monarchy could not be further from detached from reality.
“ This is a very welcome poll result and it shows that Alba Party are very much in tune with the people of Scotland.”