Archives for Scottish Independence

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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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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Precedent set by ex-British prime minister David Cameron opens new legal appeal route for Scottish Independence Referendum

A new legal appeal for UK permission to hold second referendum on Scottish Independence could remedy the SNP’s failure to put Scotland’s Independence first by not backing Theresa May’s British Brexit in return for Westminster’s permission to hold second Scottish Independence Referendum in 2019. A valid and grounded legal appeal to the Court of Session in Edinburgh – and possibly thereafter on appeal to the UK Supreme Court in London – could force British prime minister Boris Johnson to let the SNP hold a second Scottish Independence Referendum This new appeal – which some elements within the SNP are only
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Majority of Scots support Independence from UK as Brexit Britain prepares for Bourach Day on 29 March 2019

With just 90 days to Brexit Bourach Day on 29 March 2019, most Scots are in favour of Scottish Independence, according to the latest opinion poll carried out by Panelbase. The Panelbase poll for the Sunday Times (Sample: 1,028 adults; Fieldwork: 30 Nov – 5 Dec 2018) put support for Scottish independence at 47% and found a majority of Scots would back independence over both a No Deal Brexit (59%) and the Bad Deal scenario negotiated by the Prime Minister (53%). Mark R Whittet (LLB BA) Leader, Scotland’s Independence Referendum Party, said: “Cometh the Brexit bourach (*) hour, cometh the
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SNP should offer to back May’s British Brexit in return for Westminster’s permission to hold second Scottish Independence Referendum

We tell’t ye so. See update 13 December 2020 The Glorious Failures Scotland’s Independence Referendum Party (SIRP) today urges the SNP to back a British Brexit in return for Westminster’s permission to hold a second Scottish Independence Referendum. Mark R Whittet (LLB, BA) Leader of Scotland’s Independence Referendum Party (SIRP), said: “Such an offer from the SNP would have many political and economic benefits for Scotland. “It would end the ‘not now’ uncertainty which prime minister Theresa May said in her first refusal to the Scottish Government’s last request to hold a second Scottish Independence Referendum. “And by supporting the Tories
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Time for new Scottish Independence referendum as new poll shows most Scots (60%) believe they will be worse off when UK leaves the EU

With six in 10 Scots (61%) fearing they will be worse off as a result of leaving the EU in a UK-led Brexit, the time is fast-approaching when a new Independence Referendum for Scotland is needed.  Commenting on the results of the IPSOS MORI poll, Mark R Whittet, leader of Scotland’s Independence Referendum Party, said:  “The 2014 Scottish independence referendum was based on Tory-led Brit-Govt lies that Scotland would be worse off outside the UK, and that the only way Scotland could remain in the EU was to vote ‘No’ to independence from England.  “As recently confirmed by official Brit-Govt
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