Salmond takes issue with suggestion Scotland will not be free until after 2023
AS ALBA PUT INDEPENDENCE FRONT AND CENTRE IN THE ELECTION CAMPAIGN
Speaking today (Monday 12 April) ALBA Party Leader and Former First Minister Alex Salmond said:
"Now that the campaign hiatus has ended we are picking up the Constitutional debate. Nicola Sturgeon's comments last week about an Independence Referendum in 2023 or later have caused total consternation in the national movement. It seems to be that Scotland will not "be free until after 2023", more seriously it seems to indicate a lack of urgency on bringing the Independence question to a decision.
"The reality is that Scottish Independence is not an alternative to economic recovery from Covid it is an essential part of building a new, different and better society. For ALBA Independence is the priority which is why we are putting it front and centre in the Election campaign.
"In the power balance that will emerge post Election between Scotland and Westminster it is fundamentally true that Boris Johnson will find it substantially more difficult taking on a Parliament with an Independence Supermajority representing a country than he will in framing the debate as party against party, Prime Minister against First Minister.
“Independence is a matter of the national interest not the preserve of one political party as is becoming clear in this Election.”
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