While Salmond’s Alba party is creating family infighting among the Scottish independence camp, Guido enjoyed watching a similar row over the weekend between Scottish Tories and George Galloway’s “All For Unity” party. Not only are the Tories threatening he’ll split the vote and let in Sturgeon, some are even claiming he’s actually an anti-union sleeper agent. Paranoid…
Galloway isn’t spending time firing back at the Tories, however – he’s got Salmond in his sights. Yesterday he published an open letter laying down the gauntlet for an Andrew Neil-chaired debate between the two on Spectator TV, claiming it’s “the debate that the public have been longing for. Box office, TV gold. The heavyweights of Scottish politics.”
“I’m sure you’ll agree with me that it is an outrage and a disgrace that the BBC and STV continue to exclude us from the televised debates, despite polls showing that both of our parties are set to win seats in the next Scottish Parliament.”
Galloway says he’s happy for it to go down “any time, any place”. Guido’s got all his fingers crossed that the fiery debate goes ahead…
Neale Hanvey has become the second Westminster MP to defect from the SNP to Alex Salmond’s Alba Party. Two in one day – impressive work by Salmond.
SNP MP Kenny MacAskill has announced he’s quitting the party to join Salmond’s new Alba Party. He will remain an MP:
“My office will continue operating for constituents and I will continue serving as MP. Along with other colleagues in Alba I will work with the SNP Group in Westminster in opposing the harm that’s being done to our land by the UK Government.
I will likewise continue to work for Paul McLennans election as the constituency MSP at the coming election in May.
Whether in the SNP, Alba Party or Yes Movement, Independence is our shared goal. Let us go forward and deliver it.”
Yes it’s easy to mock technical difficulties. But. pic.twitter.com/U38uULOI4c— Jim Waterson (@jimwaterson) March 26, 2021
As the Scotsman’s Alexander Brown points out, you can tell Salmond worked at Russia Today given all the journalists have been silenced…