ALBA call for direct action to deliver progress on Independence

The General Secretary of Alex Salmond’s Alba Party has called for Westminster to be ground to a halt and for peaceful direct action to be held in the new year. Alba’s General Secretary Chris McEleny says that “it is time to act to bend Westminster to the will of Scotland”. McEleny said “As we look… Continue reading ALBA call for direct action to deliver progress on Independence

Fermenting Strikes 

There’s a quantitative difference in how the Scottish and UK Governments are handling the wave of strikes we’re now facing. Now I preface my comments by stating I support the strikers. The wage demands are legitimate given rising costs and inflation predates their claims. But its still never easy for any government and I’ve been… Continue reading Fermenting Strikes 

GRR Bill passes in Scottish Parliament

Despite strong opposition from campaigners for Women’s Rights, despite clear opinion polls against the bill, the SNP government yesterday passed the Gender Recognition Reform Bill. Amendments were ignored, the parliament worked well past midnight two nights running just to go through the motions, but the SNP and Greens were clearly determined to push this legislation… Continue reading GRR Bill passes in Scottish Parliament

Gender Recognition Reform Bill

Today the bill will be forced through. Taking a step back from the thunder and lightning of today’s debate and the protests against the bill, let’s take a look at some background. Similar legislation has been enacted in many countries, Canada and Norway spring to mind. In many instances the path to the legislation has… Continue reading Gender Recognition Reform Bill

Why Women Wont Wheesht

Posted by Dr Yvonne Ridley, December 21 Scottish democracy has been dragged through the holly-decked halls of Westminster in shackles to watch the arrival of 2023. This current year has been an ugly one for Scottish politics which culminated in the tumultuous, combative debates over support for the Government’s damaging gender recognition bill which has… Continue reading Why Women Wont Wheesht

Scandal of Highland Housing crisis – how it crushes Gaelic

Dilution of the Gaelic language threatens its very survival. Why can’t people born in the Highlands buy a house there? By Martin Baillie The Gaelic Crisis in the vernacular communities is as much a result of the housing crisis, the commercialisation of crofting, of poor transport infrastructure, of insufficient progress on land reform and over-tourism,… Continue reading Scandal of Highland Housing crisis – how it crushes Gaelic

Hard-hitting blog from ALBA’s Equalities Convener

SMALL TOWN GIRL Born in Stirling, I spent my first years in caravans in Blairlogie and Crieff then moved to Alva where our home was a house. I live there still having had Uni years in Edinburgh and a couple of months working In Dundee. My education was such that there’s an ability to communicate… Continue reading Hard-hitting blog from ALBA’s Equalities Convener

ALBA MP shows the SNP how it’s done

Once again the unmatched oratory skills of ALBA’s Depute Leader in Westminster highlight the practical path to Scottish Independence. We in the ALBA party are prepared to support any motion which advances the case for Independence, and any party which proposes one. As any true friend will do, ALBA will offer criticism where necessary to… Continue reading ALBA MP shows the SNP how it’s done