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 one single manifesto pledge – to seek 2nd-vote Indy List MSPs – and to then combine with the SNP MSPs in Holyrood.
There was a time when a progressive coalition for Scottish Independence could have coalesced around a re-invigorated Scottish Constitutional Convention – all under one banner, you could say.
But that time has now – almost irretrievably – passed.
According to the bona fide, independent opinion poll conducted by Survation, an Indy-list party (such as Scotland’s Independence Referendum Party) led by former Scottish first minister and SNP leader Alex Salmond could gain around 23 new Indy-list MSPs in the 2021 general election.
This bloc of some 23 Indy-list MSPs – allied to a likely bloc of around 75 SNP MSPs (ie totalling almost 100 out of 129 MSPs in Holyrood ) would have the political power and moral authority to demand that the UK government – (even if led by Boris Johnson) ‘permits’ Scotland to hold a new Scottish Independence Referendum in light of the seismically-changed post-Brexit constitutional landscape.
The Westminster-govt could, of course, still say ‘No’ to a second Scottish Independence Referendum.
But Mark R Whittet (LLB, BA) leader of Scotland’s Independence Referendum Party, explained:
“So the SNP and SIRP Scot-Government with 92 MSPs – should then unilaterally declare Independence – declaring that 71% of Holyrood MSPs is a self-evidently clear, free, fair and democratically-achieved majority vote in favour of our number one of policy of achieving Independence for Scotland as proof beyond doubt for a Scottish Independence referendum.
See here for full independent explanation of international constitutional law; – https://tinyurl.com/vekmwcb
And the rest of democratic world (ie the European Union, EU, the United Nations, UN, and former UK colonies in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, India and in Africa, etc) would agree – and recognise Scotland’s Independence.”
“Scotland now stands at a once in a millennium cross-roads in its political and constitutional history.
“Either the SNP do something – ie take positive action – to break the UK constitutional log-jam by working in partnership with Scotland’s Independence Referendum Party and other me-too indy-list parties
“Or the SNP leadership continues to endlessly stick its head in the sand and pledge a ‘never-endum’ with endless polls and mandate-after-mandate hoping for a Section 30 agreement from Westminster.
“Scotland will only get one chance to break the UK constitutional log-jam – and only an Indy-list bloc in coalition with the SNP in Holyrood – can deliver enough MSP votes in the Scottish Parliament to break the UK constitutional log-jam.
“But the SNP leadership cannot – and does not want to – provide that kind of bold leadership (despite trumpeting poll-after-poll in support of Scotland’s Independence).
“ONLY Alex Salmond can provide that leadership (either by setting up his own Indy-list party, or by joining another)
“Scotland’s Independence Referendum Party cannot on our own, achieve this kind of constitutional logjam-busting bloc of some 23 Indy-list MSPs (and neither can any of the me-too indy-list parties which followed in the footsteps of Scotland’s Independence Referendum Party.
“By co-operating all under one banner, they might achieve this.
“But led by Alex Salmond – and with all under one banner – we WOULD achieve Scotland’s Independence.
“So how can we turn the Holyrood election in May 2021 into a single-issue Scottish Independence election?
Vote YES-2 Scottish Independence
Make sure BOTH your votes count towards Scottish Independence
- An SNP-2 vote is a wasted vote (The SNP wasted around 1 MILLION votes in 2016 and got just 4 MSPs)
How did Ireland gain its independence?
SNP should have backed British Brexit in return for UK ‘permission’ for Scottish Independence Referendum.
Let’s no’ muck it up again & let’s make 2021 Scotland’s Independence election
OFFICIAL: SNP’s Plan-A for Scottish Independence is dead – even if SNP win 70 MSPs / 70 MPs!
So here’s Plan-B:
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 and all other groups that support Independence for Scotland.