A significant number of the Alba Party founder members are former stalwarts of the SNP who became disillusioned with the Stalinist doctrinal centralisation of decision making on the Party leader to the exclusion of wiser council from the NEC and wider membership and decided to take the message of independence to Scots through the medium of a new party dedicated to taking Scotland forward to independence with this aim being the overriding purpose of the party.
Many Scots still have little knowledge of Alba which has only been in existence for a year, despite the sterling efforts of its members and candidates pounding the streets of their constituencies day and night throughout the month of April and early May 2022. The foregoing is coupled with a blanket media ban encouraged by the SNP leadership cabal who call the shots through the provision of significant financial support to newspapers and other media outlets preventing the reporting of ALBA party policies and candidates across all unionist and nationalist outlets.
In voting for the SNP many Scots are sticking with what they believe is a sustained and determined effort by the SNP leadership to gain independence for Scotland even when provided with facts and figures that completely refute this. Why? Fear is the motivating factor!! Many are aware the SNP membership are simply not interested in gaining independence since success would bring an end to the £31-£40 million annual financial gravy train presently transferred from the coffers of the nation to a select group of 800+ SNP politicians many of have been in the employ of the SNP their entire working life and their political careers are riddled with examples of incompetence so gross it is beyond any justification for them to remain in the public employ
I will wind up this article by addressing Sturgeon’s irresponsible claims about the outcome of the local elections which she is purporting to be the launch pad for an independence referendum in 2023. No it bloody isn’t !!!
I had a closer look at the Aberdeen results, see below. A count of first preference votes only is revealing. The outcome of a referendum in 2023 would bring a result unchanged from 2014.
That is the progress Sturgeon has made in respect of independence. Nowt.
|Yes: 41.39%||No: 58.61%|
|Yes: 42%||No: 58%|
Ward 1: Dyce / Bucksburn / Danestone
Ward 2: Bridge of Don
Ward 3: Kingswells / Sheddocksley / Summerhill
Ward 4: Northfield / Mastrick North
Ward 5: Hilton / Woodside / Stockethill
Ward 6: Tillydrone / Seaton / Old Aberdeen
Ward 7: Midstocket / Rosemount
Ward 8: George Street / Harbour
Ward 9: Lower Deeside
Ward 10: Hazlehead / Queens Cross / Countesswells
Ward 11: Airyhall / Broomhill / Garthdee
Ward 12: Torry / Ferryhill
Ward 13: Kincorth / Nigg / Cove