This weeks update comes from Alex Salmond.
No sign of a date for another Scottish Independence referendum and yet the unionist propaganda machine is already in motion. The UK government is pushing an initiative to support One Britain One Nation (OBON) day on the 25th of June. The department of education has put out a tweet encouraging schools to participate in this event.
Today on Twitter @TheHubScot took a screenshot of a page on snp.org.
Neale Hanvey MP delivers our weekly message to Members and Supporters.
It has been a busy week for our ALBA Party MPs at Westminster. Both Kenny MacAskill MP and Neale Hanvey MP have hit the ground running to ensure that Scotland’s voice is heard and that the case for Scottish independence is progressed.
Freedom is something we all desire, it is a gateway to happiness. With freedom, we can compare circumstances, benefits, disadvantages and make informed decisions. Freedom is normal, with freedom we don’t need to seek permission, although it is important to put into perspective how others could be affected by decisions we choose to make.
In 2021, the Scottish majority voted overwhelmingly, for independence, casting both constitutional and regional votes to SNP, on the premise that the party will set the ball rolling for indyref sooner than later. To their dismay, this dream is unlikely, a realization that is hitting hard among SNP and Alba party independence supporters. The current shift in the political arena is disjointed, some are wondering if the independence agenda is still on, when will it be and whether it is happening at all. Worries about how Covid 19 have impacted the economy outweighs the benefits of Scotland increased power. This dilemma was confirmed by the FM the day she was sworn in.
It is with great dismay when it was revealed Ms Cherry, the Edinburgh Western MP has resigned from NEC a few days after the resignation of other high profiled members including Mr Chapman. Mr Chapman resigned as NEC treasurer, citing “a lack of support and information as reasons behind his resignation. According to Chapman lack of information prevented him from carrying out his fiduciary duties, actions that hindered his desires to meet public commitments”.
In this weeks update, we learn that the first annual conference date has been moved party due to the increase in membership numbers (around 400 in the past couple of weeks) and the need for a larger venue to accommodate those wishing to attend. This will be an in-person physical conference (Covid regulations permitting) earmarked for September.
A number of party appointments have been made for office bearer roles in the interim period until elections can be held at conference.
Below is a contribution from Mercy Kamanja, a passionate activist for Scottish Independence, Alba Party member and strong advocate for diversity in Scotland. Mercy participated in the Leaving A Light On For Scotland Virtual Rally this weekend Organised by Netherlands and Germans for Scottish independence.