"The YES Movement is Hereby Reconvened" - Salmond

The ALBA “Way Forward” Special National Assembly, with people from all parties and none, has taken place today (Saturday) in Perth with a huge turnout despite adverse weather conditions. Such was the enthusiasm that a follow up conference has been arranged for the New Year in Edinburgh.
The overwhelming majority of those in attendance expressed a clear preference for an Independence Convention and a Scottish Parliament “plebiscite” election being appropriate vehicles for driving the Independence movement forward in the face of the constitutional roadblocks put in place by the Supreme Court ruling and the refusal of the UK Government to grant a Section 30 Order to allow an Independence referendum to take place.
Speaking after the event ALBA Party Leader Alex Salmond said:
“The clear outcome from today is that the Yes movement is hereby reconvened."
“The decision by the Supreme Court to deny the right of the Scottish Parliament to hold an Independence referendum and the continuing refusal of the UK Government to transfer the power to hold a referendum present clear challenges to Scottish Democracy and the sovereign will of the Scottish people."
“How the movement responds now is critical if we are to turn the failure of the Supreme Court tactic into a strategic victory for the Independence cause."
“The Independence parties have already won the day on the field of Scottish and UK Elections."
“It is time to bring the desire of the Scottish people to fruition through the execution of a successful strategy for securing an Independence referendum or election vote."
“Today’s event has crystallised three immediate priorities: an Independence Convention, popular demonstration and campaigning and a clear preference for using a Scottish Parliament Election as the vehicle for allowing the Scottish people to express their view on Independence if Westminster continue to refuse to transfer the power to Holyrood.”
ALBA Party Chair Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh said:
“There was clear support today for an Independence Convention and using a Scottish Parliament Election as a “plebiscite” election as ways in which the Independence movement can drive through the constitutional roadblocks put in place by Westminster and the Supreme Court."
“The Yes family are beginning to come together at today’s event and in grassroots groups across the country." 
“Today’s event demonstrates that there is an appetite for urgent action on Independence." 
“This vital work will continue in the weeks and months ahead." 
There will be a further follow up event on January 14 2023 in Edinburgh to continue the forward drive of the Independence movement and to set out a coherent and credible strategy which the Yes movement can unite behind.

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