MACASKILL QUIZZES PRESIDING OFFICER OVER DRACONIAN PROTEST POWERS

When I read this today, it did not surprise me one bit. Scotland is being controlled and led by Westminster through the Scottish Office, not Holyrood. Nicola Sturgeon, as First Minister, is now their puppet. So keen to stay in her post she has climbed into bed with the Tory party, and now with the Green party under her control, she feels fireproof.

The prize of staying in power is so strong for the SNP that they were happy to play the Tory’s, Westminster game. (Keeping the SNP in power in Scotland, keeps the Tories in power at Westminster).

I listened to the Sturgeon, interview on Channel 4 yesterday and I noted that she is still peddling the old chestnut that she believes in Scottish independence, however, she told us that she hoped to hold a referendum (not in 2022 as she stated before the Scottish Elections) but this date has now slipped to the end of 2023, and will continue to slip all the way to the next Scottish elections (if not kicked out of office before then).

After the interview, the political commentator, summing up, told us that it was not within Sturgeon’s gift to hold a referendum and even if the Scottish Parliament put forward a bill to hold one then it would end up in the (English) Supreme Court.

And, we have seen this played out before – Scotland won its case at the Supreme Court, Westminster appeal the ruling – giving the Lords time to amend the law to kill the threat to their power at Westminster.

Power devolved is power retained.

The Scottish people are being hoodwinked with this untruth that the SNP will ever hold a referendum on independence, and know perfectly well that putting forward a bill to hold one is stupid since they know it will land the Scottish parliament in court, (at a great financial cost to the Scottish taxpayer). And maybe that is fine with Sturgeon, she can then go into the next Holyrood elections saying – It’s him, it’s him again, that’s stopping us holding a referendum. (Nicola Sturgeon – pants on fire).  

There is only one way to gain independence and that is for a party such as Alba to be voted into power on a platform of – ‘If we are successful in winning a majority in a Scottish election we will march on Westminster demanding they start talks on an independent settlement, immediately.’ No government on earth can deny the legitimate call of the Scottish people to dissolve their alliance with another country.    

EMBARGO: Thursday 25 November 2021, 00:01 hrs

MACASKILL QUIZZES PRESIDING OFFICER OVER DRACONIAN PROTEST POWERS

THE SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT MUST “COME CLEAN” OVERJUSTIFICATION FOR NEW LAW

ALBA Party Depute Leader Kenny MacAskill MP has sent a further letter to the Scottish Parliament Presiding Officer Alison Johnstone MSP challenging the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body (SPCB) to publish the justification for the introduction of new powers contained in The Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 (Designated Scottish Sites under Section 129) Order 2021 (SI 2021, No. 1021) to limit demonstrations and protest at the Scottish Parliament building and grounds which came into force on 1 October. 

 “COP26 showed that it was possible for the police to ensure public order and safety without recourse to additional draconian powers.  Like many others including Amnesty International and the recent SNP Conference, I remain unconvinced that these powers serve any meaningful purpose other than to create barriers between the public and those they elect”.   

The wording of the Order can be viewed here: The Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 (Designated Scottish Sites under Section 129) Order 2021 (legislation.gov.uk)

The introduction of this new law was condemned at the time by Amnesty International and by a resolution of the SNP Conference. Moves by ALBA MPs Kenny MacAskill and Neale Hanvey to have the issue debated in the House of Commons, while ultimately unsuccessful, were supported by the SNP MPs Douglas Chapman and Joanna Cherry.

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