Salmond wants pro-independence parties to unite at next election – STV interview

Former first minister Alex Salmond has urged pro-independence parties to stand single-issue candidates at the next general election. 

The Alba Party leader made the call after Thursday’s Supreme Court judgement that the Scottish Parliament could not organise another independence poll without the agreement of Westminster

Alex Salmond interviewed by Bernard Ponsonby after the Supreme Court judgement

Nicola Sturgeon responded by saying the next general election – due in late 2024 or early 2025 – would instead be a “de-facto” referendum.

Salmond suggested that pro-independence parties might stand under a ‘Scotland united for independence’ banner.