Alex Salmond’s new Alba Party could STOP Nicola Sturgeon’s SNP gaining an outright majority

Alex Salmond’s upstart pro-independence Alba Party party could ruin Nicola Sturgeon’s chances of an outright SNP majority in the Scottish parliament election, a new poll suggests today.   The Savanta ComRes poll for The Scotsman predicts the SNP will return 64 MSPs, one short of the 65 needed for a majority. The poll predicts the Alba … Read more

Alex Salmond’s new Alba Party could STOP Nicola Sturgeon’s SNP gaining an outright majority

Alex Salmond’s upstart pro-independence Alba Party party could ruin Nicola Sturgeon’s chances of an outright SNP majority in the Scottish parliament election, a new poll suggests today.   The Savanta ComRes poll for The Scotsman predicts the SNP will return 64 MSPs, one short of the 65 needed for a majority. The poll predicts the Alba … Read more

Keir Starmer: Labour will not back domestic vaccine passports

Sir Keir Starmer today confirmed Labour will not back domestic vaccine passports as he labelled Boris Johnson’s plans ‘a complete mess’.  Sir Keir said during a visit to Plymouth that his party was unable to support the proposals ‘in their current form, it’s as simple as that’.  The Labour leader said he feared the so-called … Read more

SNP could save PM from Tory revolt over domestic vaccine passports

The SNP could save Boris Johnson from a growing Tory revolt over domestic vaccine passports as Labour hardened its opposition to the documents.  Some 40 Tory MPs have made clear they are against domestic ‘Covid Status Certification’, warning that introducing the checks in everyday life would create a ‘two tier’ nation.  Labour is also increasingly … Read more

Alex Salmond demands Scottish independence talks begin IMMEDIATELY after May’s Holyrood elections

Alex Salmond today demanded fresh Scottish independence talks start immediately after May’s Holyrood elections if separatist parties achieve a ‘super-majority’ of seats. Launching his new Alba Party’s election campaign today the former SNP First Minister said that discussions with Westminster should begin in ‘week one’ of the new assembly. A poll at the weekend suggested … Read more

Alex Salmond demands Scottish independence talks begin IMMEDIATELY after May’s Holyrood elections

Alex Salmond today demanded fresh Scottish independence talks start immediately after May’s Holyrood elections if separatist parties achieve a ‘super-majority’ of seats. Launching his new Alba Party’s election campaign today the former SNP First Minister said that discussions with Westminster should begin in ‘week one’ of the new assembly. A poll at the weekend suggested … Read more

‘Independence is bigger than personalities’: Alex Salmond says he would work with Nicola Sturgeon

‘Independence is a bigger cause than personalities’: Alex Salmond says he would work with arch foe Nicola Sturgeon to try to break up the UK (but admits they have not spoken for ‘some considerable time’) Ex-First Minister said that ‘independence is a bigger cause than personalities’ Spoke to GMB days after quitting the SNP to … Read more

Gordon Brown tells Nicola Sturgeon to stop ‘petty politicking’ over Scottish independence

Former prime minister Gordon Brown accused Nicola Sturgeon of ‘petty politicking’ over Scottish independence today, telling the First Minister to focus on Covid and nothing else.  In his first major intervention in the Holyrood election campaign the former Labour leader said that the SNP chief should ‘put her constitutional argument to one side and focus … Read more

Pro-independence parties set for ‘super-majority’ in Scottish elections

Pro-independence parties could win a ‘super-majority’ in May’s Scottish Parliament elections, according to a new poll today that will put more pressure on Boris Johnson. The Scottish National Party, the Scottish Greens and Alex Salmond’s new Alba Party are forecast to win 79 of the 129 Holyrood seats between them, according to a survey by … Read more

Nicola Sturgeon says Alex Salmond should not be included in election TV debates

Nicola Sturgeon says Alex Salmond should not be included in election TV debates because his new Alba Party is too small as she sets outs plans for £60m fund to revamp play parks First Minister launches scathing attack on SNP predecessor ahead of election Salmond will write to broadcasters to ensure ‘fairness and parity of … Read more