Embargoed for release 8am Tuesday 14th June 2022
“DON’T ALLOW INDEPENDENCE DEBATE TO TAKE PLACE IN A CONSTITUTIONAL VACUUM – PROCLAIM SCOTLAND’S CLAIM OF RIGHT FAR AND WIDE” SAYS SALMOND
Former First Minister, Alex Salmond, has said that independence should not be debated in a “constitutional vacuum” and called instead for “the articulation of the Scottish Government’s strategy to either bend Westminster to the will of the Scottish Parliament or to spell out another way of asserting the sovereignty of the Scottish people”
“Everyone across the YES movement is galvanised by the fact that the starting gun has been fired on another independence test.
It is welcome to see Government documents proclaiming the case for independence but it is also crucial that the SNP/Green coalition articulate a clear pathway and timetable towards that day of decision.
The energy of the independence debate of 2014 came from the setting of the date of the 18th September. The SNP/Green coalition have promised another referendum in 2023 with “no ifs or buts”.
The Yes movement will take them at their word, and they therefore should also explain the strategy by which they intend to bend Westminster to the will of the Scottish Parliament to agree a referendum or indeed spell out another way of asserting the sovereignty of the Scottish people.
Without that we run the risk of conducting a debate in a constitutional vacuum. Instead we need Scotland’s Claim of Right to resound far and wide.”
BEAT THE CENSORS
Sadly some websites that claim to be pro Indy have turned out to be only Pro SNP sites and have sought to ban any websites that dare to question SNP Policy or tactics. They seek to avoid the public being aware that alternatives to waiting for Westminster to “grant” Scotland a Section 30 to hold a referendum exist. Issues like the flawed franchise, the Claim of Right route, the work of the SSRG and Salvo fill them with dread. As this blog promotes all routes, including alternatives I am banned from these sites and am therefore very grateful to my readers, who knowing about these efforts to ban and suppress go out of their way to subscribe and to share my articles far and wide. It is a good thing that attempts to restrict free speech and censor are defeated in this way.
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