Excellent blog from ALBA’s Highland Organiser which pinpoints the choice facing Scots this weekend –
bend the knee to a Southern Sovereign, or March for Scotland’s Sovereignty.
This Saturday 6th May, two events are taking place, one in London spending millions of public money on an event a recent poll showed nearly 75% of people in Scotland don’t care about in the form of the coronation of King Charles, and one in Glasgow fund raised through supporters donations to a cause a steady 45-50% of Scots Support in the form of the All Under One Banner March and Rally for Scottish Independence.
The contrast of the two could not be clearer, indeed the first is a good example of why the second is taking place.
In a cost of living crisis or to be more precise a cost of union crisis, where many Scots are shivering in there homes unable to afford the heating, while we continue to produce 6 times the amount of energy we need but don’t see the benefits as majority of our energy is cabled down south with very little coming back north.
As if this wasn’t insulting enough, we now have to watch millions of that public money being squandered on a parade, for nothing short of a celebration of a man being born into the right family.
We would almost expect this of the Westminter parliament, but a recent freedom of information request by the Alba Party revealed that councils in Scotland are spending over £6.5 million on the coronation celebrations.
So while we are told council budgets have been cut and there’s not enough money for this, not enough money for that, it would seem that a day celebrating something majority of Scots oppose is a higher priority than the vital public services that continue to face cuts after cuts.
I for one know which event I will be attending this Saturday.
So if you don’t want to watch the circus parade in London, join us in Glasgow in demonstrating that we do not swear allegiance to the king, he swears his allegiance to us, and we sovereign Scots demand our voices be heard.
Alba Highland Organiser
Isle Of Skye
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