Following today’s court hearing on the above in Edinburgh today, Mark R Whittet (LLB, BA) leader of Scotland’s Independence Referendum Party, said:
“Although SNP leader and Scot-Govt First Minister Sturgeon cannot legally intervene in Spain’s anti-democratic European Arrest Warrant against Catalan Independence leader Carla Ponsati, Sturgeon should nevertheless publicly denounce Spain for oppressing the Catalan independence mandate.
“Sturgeon should now – like Scotland’s Independence Referendum Party – draw the very clear parallel conclusion with Westminster’s delaying tactic in preventing Scotland from holding the Brexit-changed Scottish Independence Referendum-2, which also illegally denies the Scottish Independence mandate held by the Scottish parliament.
“The democratic right of people to express their wish for Independence is recognised by the United Nations and – when, it suits Westminster, the British government also recognises this right (such as for Gibraltar and the Falkland Islands).
“Similarly, the silence by the London-based, British Unionist parties – Liberals, Labour and Tories – whether in Scotland or at Westminster – is equally stunning. Democracy comes before party interest.”
10 Mar 1922
Gandhi is Arrested by the British Government on Charges of Inciting Violence at Chauri Chaura
14 Apr 2018
For ‘Gandhi’ read ‘Ponsati’ and for ‘inciting violence at Chauri Chaura’ read ‘Catalonia’ and for ‘Catalonia’ read ‘Scotland & Independence’
26 Mar 2018
Spain’s European arrest warrant for Catalan Independence leader in Scotland must be quashed, says Scotland’s Independence Referendum Party
14 Mar 2018
Time for new Scottish Independence referendum as new poll shows most Scots (60%) believe they will be worse off when UK leaves the EU
A statue of Gandhi now shares the same space outside Westminster in Parliament Square as a statue of former UK prime minister Winston Churchill, who tried to thwart Indian independence and who despised Gandhi and his aims.
Churchill famously called Gandhi “a seditious Middle Temple lawyer, now posing as a fakir of a type well known in the East, striding half-naked up the steps of the Vice-regal palace.”
India won independence from Britain in 1947, thanks in large part to Gandhi’s peaceful civil disobedience campaign.
Scotland’s Independence Referendum Party
The primary goal – and number one objective in the constitution of Scotland’s Independence Referendum Party – is to achieve political Independence for Scotland.
We aim to do so by helping to bring about a new/ second Scottish Independence Referendum in light of the entirely-changed political and constitutional landscape following the UK Brexit vote.
We shall do this by providing a meaningful, valid, SECOND choice/ chance to vote for Independence-supporting MSPs in elections to the next Scottish Parliament; ie SNP party members/ voters can vote ‘first’ choice for SNP on the ballot paper, and then vote ‘second’ choice for Scotland’s Independence Referendum Party on the ballot paper.
This gives two choices/ chances/ votes in favour of Scotland’s Independence (instead of the present 1/ SNP – and reduces the ‘stray’/ use-less ‘second’ vote going to any other British Unionist party.
Despite the use of the word ‘Scottish’ in front of their names, the Liberals, Tories and Labour are all single, British Unionist parties and are all controlled from, and based in, their London head offices.
Scotland’s Independence Referendum Party is not competing with the SNP; rather, we want to work in a progressive alliance with them.