A survey by Kantar shows that inflation on food has reached the highest it has on record, 17.1%. On an annual food bill of about £90 per week, that translates into an extra £16 per week. Once again it is the poorest in society who are suffering the most. According to the Office for National… Continue reading Food inflation is highest on record
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North East Scotland
Energy Rich Scotland – Fuel Poor Scots
The loss of a state asset and the loss of jobs Main article first published on YoursForScotland.com Offshore wind should see Scotland benefit from its natural resource and it’s people have access to affordable fuel. Moreover, it should provide for Scottish businesses to benefit from its location and create jobs for Scottish workers. This is… Continue reading Energy Rich Scotland – Fuel Poor Scots
Scotland should control its own Renewable Energy
Kenny MacAskill The ALBA Depute Leader Kenny MacAskill MP has revealed the full extent of the foreign ownership of Scotland’s renewable energy assets by state owned energy companies with countries including China, the United Arab Emirates, France, Sweden, Norway and Ireland all profiting from Scotland’s massive energy resources in the Offshore wind sector. Local councils through the planning process have their… Continue reading Scotland should control its own Renewable Energy
Independence Convention required so Scotland doesn’t return to Labour mediocrity
An independence convention of all independence-supporting representatives and civic society is required in order to get the independence movement back on track. The call has came from the General Secretary of Alex Salmond’s ALBA Party. Commenting today Chris McEleny has said that “ It’s time for the independence movement to start focusing on the people’s… Continue reading Independence Convention required so Scotland doesn’t return to Labour mediocrity
ALBA demand former Labour Minister apologises for support of Iraq War
Pro independence Alba Party have demanded that a former Labour Minister apologises for supporting the Iraq war as he attempts a comeback to front line politics. Former Minister in the Blair Government Douglas Alexander has been selected to contest the East Lothian Constituency at the next UK Parliament election. The seat is currently held by… Continue reading ALBA demand former Labour Minister apologises for support of Iraq War
Tragedy in the North Sea exposes lack of “just transition” for offshore wind workers
The National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) Regional Organiser Jake Molloy and ALBA Depute Leader Kenny MacAskill MP have today (Friday) presented a short paper (attached below) asking “Where’s the Just Transition?” in which they outline how the recent tragedy in the North Sea, 98 miles east of Aberdeen, in which a… Continue reading Tragedy in the North Sea exposes lack of “just transition” for offshore wind workers
Alex Salmond Statement on Nicola Sturgeon’s Resignation
Commenting on Nicola Sturgeon’s resignation former First Minister Alex Salmond said: “There has been no question of Nicola’s talents as a first rate political communicator and election winner and having been there I feel for her personally on the day of her resignation. There are two questions for the future. One is that the movement… Continue reading Alex Salmond Statement on Nicola Sturgeon’s Resignation
Nicola Sturgeon has resigned.
Unsurprisingly she has not done so in the most effective way she could have – to provoke a Scottish Election as a plebiscite on Independence. Her reasons, she claims, are personal. No acknowledgement of her failures. She’s going for other reasons. The list is endless and shaming. Not a mention in her speech of the… Continue reading Nicola Sturgeon has resigned.
Alex Salmond with Charlie Abel
In a relaxed speech Alex Salmond reveals the depth of his thinking on Scottish Independence Alex Salmond only appears relaxed. As he says in his speech, you have to work for Scottish Independence every single day. And because he’s done that, he has the facts, the arguments, the case, all at his fingertips. Alex Salmond… Continue reading Alex Salmond with Charlie Abel
Charlie speaks from the heart – Wee Alba Book
SNP voter shocked to see a candidate at his door. Guess who? Charlie of course! Local issues: What folks are telling Charlie on the doorstep. The full event.