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Alliance for Unity, the new movement which could give Galloway his next political life

Posted On: 26 Sep 2020   |   Posted By: Conservative Home

Next year's Holyrood elections are shaping up to potentially make-or-break clash between unionists and separatists. If the SNP (plus their pro-independence foederati , the Greens) win a majority, the Government will come under increasing pressure to grant a second referendum on Scottish independence.
This fact has produced not one but two new parties, one on each side of the debate, which aim to skew the next Scottish Parliament towards their chosen position.
First out of the traps was the Alliance for Independence. Their plan is quite straightforward: to run candidates only in the regional list constituencies at the election, and encourage as many pro-independence voters as possible to back them after voting SNP at the constituency level. Whilst list SNP votes might get discounted if the Nationalists win a lot of FPTP constituencies, this new party would get the full entitlement and thus maximise the separatist caucus.
There are questions to be asked about this plan. Will the A4I really contribute much that...

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