HOLYROOD ELECTION ANALYSIS: Sturgeon dupes Scotland into UK constitutional cul-de-sac

Unless and until she leads Scotland to Independence, Sturgeon and the SNP will have failed the Scottish people In a simple, one-dimensional, sense Sturgeon is right to say that Scotland’s Independence lies in the hands of the people. But as SNP leader, and now again First Minister of Scotland, she has mis-led (if not actually duped) the people into voting AGAINST Scotland’s Independence. This is because of her stonkingly stupid (and Independence-defeating) ‘both votes SNP’ campaign. Seen from Sturgeon’s perspective, this campaign worked. It resulted in 64 SNP MSPs winning a seat in Holyrood with an average vote share of
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Salmond told Holyrood; “Scotland has not failed – its leadership has failed.’ And the Scottish press / mainstream media has also failed Scotland

When Alex Salmond, the former First Minister of Scotland, gave evidence at the ‘Sturgeon-gate’ inquiry into the Scot-Govt’s ‘biased and botched’ handling of sexual misconduct allegations, he told Holyrood MPs; “Scotland has not failed; its leadership has failed.”  He added; “The collective behaviour of the Scottish Government has shed a light on a government whose actions are no longer true to the principles of openness, accountability and transparency, which are the core principles on which this Scottish parliament was founded.” He also lamented the fact that no one had taken the blame after the government was found to have acted unlawfully in
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With Alex Salmond, it’s simply Common Sense* for a Scottish Independence supermajority

The first thing we did after I launched Scotland’s Independence Referendum Party in April 2017 was to write and publish an Open Letter to the SNP (led by N. Sturgeon) inviting her to form a progressive alliance with SIRP  – so as to maximise the Scottish Independence vote using the otherwise useless 1 million wasted Vote-2 SNP list votes in favour of  our Vote-2-Indy list party. https://bit.ly/3w0sk9G The logic for this was so glaring that even the politically blind could have seen it. But the SNP was then (and still is now) politically blind. The SNP/Sturgeon (lack of) logic was
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Scotland’s Independence Referendum Party urges Nicola Sturgeon to form ‘Vote-1 SNP, Vote-2 Indy-list’ voting pact for super-majority of pro-Scottish Independence MSPs in Scottish Parliament – before she’s sacked

  OPEN LETTER Dear Nicola, Five years ago, when I set up Scotland’s Independence Referendum Party (www.SiRP.Scot) I wrote to you with an open offer to the SNP to join us in a progressive alliance to maximise the number of pro-Indy SNP and Indy-list MSPs to the Scottish Parliament. This is because of the thousands of ‘wasted’ SNP second preference votes in the proportional representation system used to elect MSPs to Scotland’s Parliament. As a result of the SNP’s dominant lead in the first-preference vote, the party won most of the constituency seats in Holyrood in 2016. But at the
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Constitution of Scotland’s Independence Referendum Party

Constitution of Scotland’s Independence Referendum Party     The Party shall be named Scotland’s Independence Referendum Party.   Aims The aims of the Party shall be:   2.1 Independence for Scotland; that is the restoration of Scottish national sovereignty by restoration of full powers to the Scottish Parliament, so that its authority is limited only by the sovereign power of the Scottish People to bind it with a written constitution and by such agreements as it may freely enter into with other nations or states or international organisations for the purpose of furthering international cooperation, world peace and the protection
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Vote YES-2 Scottish Independence in May 2021 – and let’s turn the Holyrood poll into a single-issue Scottish Independence election – just like Ireland did successfully in 1918

New Year is traditionally a time for making resolutions.  Scotland’s Independence Referendum Party has already made its resolution – which is to achieve democratic, constitutional Independence for Scotland. The SNP also has this resolution as its number one goal… But you’d have to look hard to find any action on this policy from the leadership of the SNP (with some honourable exceptions) which has mired itself in quagmires of its own making. All the other me-too Indy list parties which came after Scotland’s Independence Referendum Party – set up and registered in 2017 – could have combined to stand on
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SNP leadership in panic over new Independence list-party, warns Kenny MacAskill, SNP MP + former Scot-Govt Justice Minister

  By Kenny MacAskill, MP Longstanding SNP members are getting frustrated and need evidence that the powers that be in the party still believe in that ‘old-time religion’. There are good arguments to be made against new independence list parties. A plethora standing in every region, all polling low numbers, could indeed cost the SNP seats and harm the cause. However, the response by senior party figures has been misguided to say the least, veering from panic to authoritarian diktat. But strident insistence that “Both Votes SNP” always delivers maximum electoral success is arrant nonsense, denying electoral reality under the
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Lesson of how Ireland’s ‘super-majority’ election in 1918 resulted in its Independence from the UK must now be learned by Scottish Independence parties – including the SNP

In April 1916, Irish republicans launched the Easter Rising against British rule and proclaimed an Irish Republic. In the December 1918 election, the republican party Sinn Féin won a landslide super-majority victory in Ireland. On 21 January 1919 they formed a breakaway government (Dáil Éireann) and declared Irish independence. Irish War of Independence – Wikipedia en.wikipedia.org › wiki › Irish_War_of_Independence Search for: How did Ireland gain its independence? See also ONLY Alex Salmond can deliver 23 new Indy MSPs. ONLY Scotland’s Independence Referendum Party has asked Salmond to join. https://tinyurl.com/yapptyqc https://tinyurl.com/ycjtj89x https://tinyurl.com/yapptyqc  Say YES at www.SIRP.Scot Any better plans? Ps Vote SNP 1+2 isn’t working..  Scotland’s Independence Referendum Party
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Open invite to Alex Salmond, former SNP leader, to join Scotland’s Independence Referendum Party and lead Scotland to Independence

Dear Alex, I write to invite you to become co-leader/ president of Scotland’s Independence Referendum Party. An ex-Dundonian, I am the leader and founder of Scotland’s Independence Referendum Party. Like the SNP, the number aim of Scotland’s Independence Referendum Party (SIRP) is to achieve Scottish Independence. I last joined the SNP in 1990 – having voted for the SNP all my life beforehand, and much of it, since – when you told me something which convinced me to (re)join the SNP. When I interviewed you face to face for the Sunday Times in Scotland, you said that ‘things only change in Scotland
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New poll shows that Scotland’s Independence Referendum Party – with former SNP leader Alex Salmond as a leading candidate – is set to win 23 MSP seats and become second-largest party in Scottish Parliament

If led by Alex Salmond, Scotland’s Independence Referendum Party would become the second-largest party in Holyrood with around 23 MSPs, according to the results of an independent new Scottish opinion poll. The results of the independent Survation survey show that 28% of existing SNP voters would cast their ‘2nd vote’ in favour of Scotland’s Independence Referendum Party (SIRP) in the next Scottish Parliament election if Alex Salmond was top of the ballot paper. Independent analysis of the actual votes cast in 2016 Scottish Parliament elections – and then allocating around a third (33%) of the otherwise ‘wasted’ SNP 2nd-list votes
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