The return of Alex Salmond, Alba and whether it helps independence

Source:: Gerry Hassan The return of Alex Salmond, Alba and whether it helps independence The return of Alex Salmond, Alba and whether it helps independence Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, March 31st 2021 That was a week that was. From the Hamilton inquiry clearing the First Minister to a vote of no confidence; to Alex Salmond taking the Scottish Government to court, topped off just before the weekend by Salmond launching his very own personal political force – the Alba Party. The official version spun by Salmond about Alba – or ‘the Ecksit party’ as… Read the full article:: […]

Wasted votes for Alba Party could could end up costing Green and SNP seats

Source:: The National Wasted votes for Alba Party could could end up costing Green and SNP seats IT was not a surprise to learn that Michael Fry had decided to give his “list vote” to Alba, especially as the leader of Read the full article:: The National Wasted votes for Alba Party could could end up costing Green and SNP seats

Holyrood 2021: Alex Salmond's Alba Party publish full list of candidates

Source:: The National Holyrood 2021: Alex Salmond’s Alba Party publish full list of candidates ALBA has released its full list of 32 candidates for the Holyrood elections on May 6 with former SNP MP Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh among the final names published. Read the full article:: The National Holyrood 2021: Alex Salmond’s Alba Party publish full list of candidates

Downing Street under fire for commissioning 'divisive' race review

Source:: The National Downing Street under fire for commissioning ‘divisive’ race review THE UK is no longer a country where the “system is deliberately rigged against ethnic minorities”, according to a landmark review commissioned by Westminster that has been branded “divisive”. Read the full article:: The National Downing Street under fire for commissioning ‘divisive’ race review

Nicola Sturgeon launches the SNP's Holyrood election campaign

Source:: The National Nicola Sturgeon launches the SNP’s Holyrood election campaign NICOLA Sturgeon has officially kicked off the SNP’s Holyrood campaign with an announcement video detailing what the party will be doing over the next few weeks. Read the full article:: The National Nicola Sturgeon launches the SNP’s Holyrood election campaign

The Deliberate Ambiguity of the War Pigs

Source:: Bella Caledonia The Deliberate Ambiguity of the War Pigs In the time of a pandemic, when it is clear what the real enemy of humanity is, Bojo the World King’s decision to expand the Trident nuclear arsenal appears to be perverse in the extreme. As is Dominic Raab’s mitigation of it by announcing that “democracy is under attack”, that it is “in retreat”. He […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia The Deliberate Ambiguity of the War Pigs

To the National Secretary

Source:: Wings Over Scotland To the National Secretary Dear Secretary, I have supported independence for Scotland for as long as I can remember. I was never a party political animal, but immediately after the 1992 general election – that of the failed “Free by ’93” slogan – I joined the SNP since it was the only independence movement we had and I wanted […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland To the National Secretary

Greens co-leader Lorna Slater jokes about name change after strong debate performance

Source:: The National Greens co-leader Lorna Slater jokes about name change after strong debate performance SCOTTISH Greens co-leader Lorna Slater has had a busy 24 hours on social media after a strong night at the first leaders’ debate of the Holyrood campaign. Read the full article:: The National Greens co-leader Lorna Slater jokes about name change after strong debate performance

Behind the Image of Alasdair Gray’s Bella Caledonia

Source:: Bella Caledonia Behind the Image of Alasdair Gray’s Bella Caledonia Lorna Miller looks at the origins behind the Alasdair Gray figurehead, looks back to the inspirational time of 2014 and offers to auction her original poster design. See here:   We have a favour to ask.  Tens of thousands of people rely on Bella for independent journalism with a critical edge.  We have no big-backers, […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Behind the Image of Alasdair Gray’s Bella Caledonia

Alex Cole-Hamilton says Salmond inquiry was one of his 'darkest periods' as an MSP

Source:: The National Alex Cole-Hamilton says Salmond inquiry was one of his ‘darkest periods’ as an MSP ALEX Cole-Hamilton has said the inquiry into the Scottish Government’s handling of Alex Salmond harrassment complaints was one of his “darkest periods” as an MSP. Read the full article:: The National Alex Cole-Hamilton says Salmond inquiry was one of his ‘darkest periods’ as an MSP

A list vote for the SNP in Dundee is a waste, so choice is now a no-brainer

Source:: The National A list vote for the SNP in Dundee is a waste, so choice is now a no-brainer CAN you imagine how upset I get when, as a working-class citizen of Dundee, initially a long-term Labour city now long-term SNP, to find so many Unionist MSPs being elected on the list from our region? Read the full article:: The National A list vote for the SNP in Dundee is a waste, so choice is now a no-brainer

Fury as Downing Street race report says slavery 'not just about profit and suffering'

Source:: The National Fury as Downing Street race report says slavery ‘not just about profit and suffering’ DOWNING Street has prompted fury after a government-backed report argued the slave period was not only “about profit and suffering”. Read the full article:: The National Fury as Downing Street race report says slavery ‘not just about profit and suffering’

Police assess complaint made by Alex Salmond about harassment probe leak

Source:: The National Police assess complaint made by Alex Salmond about harassment probe leak POLICE Scotland are “assessing” a leak of the Scottish Government’s probe into harassment allegations against Alex Salmond following a formal complaint made by the former first minister to the force. Read the full article:: The National Police assess complaint made by Alex Salmond about harassment probe leak