SNP fail to mention independence once in Party Political Broadcast

Alba Party have questioned the SNP’s commitment to putting independence front and centre of their General Election campaign.  

The criticism comes after Humza Yousaf’s party’s latest party political broadcast failed to mention independence once. 

In the five minute broadcast that aired on STV and BBC tonight, the SNP’s broadcast featured only actors speaking about various policies being delivered by the Scottish Parliament. 

At the end of the broadcast, First Minister and SNP leader Humza Yousaf urged Scots to vote for the SNP at the General election to protect the policies - many of which were delivered several years ago by Alex Salmond’s Government- but like the actors he also failed to mention independence. 

Alba Party’s General Secretary Chris McEleny says that the SNP’s broadcast is “indicative of an strategy that aims to deceive by speaking about independence only to SNP members but failing to campaign publicly on the issue.” 

Commenting Alba Party General Secretary Chris McEleny said: 

It is disappointing that the SNP have decided not to campaign for independence at the General election. ALBA Party called on the independence movement to move forward with a Scotland United approach but sadly the SNP have opted to go it alone. Bizarrely, with independence sitting on about 50% the SNP have opted to campaign on their record in Government- which has been wanting for several years. 

“ALBA are now the only party that have a viable strategy for the General Election and we are the only party with a credible strategy to move the independence movement forward - as Ash Regan MSP set out with her plan for a Referendum Bill to be progressed in Holyrood. The SNP might not want to talk about independence in the upcoming General election campaign but Alba Party will ensure people have the option to vote for it. 

“Alba Party will make a wide scale intervention of at least twelve candidates  across Scotland at the General Election to make sure the people of Scotland have the choice of voting for independence - something we are more confident now than ever that a majority will take.”

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