Statement from ALBA Party MPs
Commenting ALBA Westminster Leader Neale Hanvey MP said:
“Scotland’s mandate for an independence referendum must be respected. Scottish MPs are in Westminster to settle up for the people of Scotland, not to settle down.
“Why should we respect the rules of the House of Commons when Westminster will not respect Scottish democracy. People back home are sick and tired of the House of Commons dismissing the democratic right of Scotland to determine its own future. Scotland will not be held hostage by any UK Prime Minister, especially one on the fag end of his premiership. “
Commenting ALBA’s Depute Leader Kenny MacAskill MP continued:
“Scotland has a mandate for a referendum and this prime minister is denying Scottish democracy. Meanwhile, Scotland is energy rich but half of our people are facing fuel poverty, it is perverse. No Tory Prime Minister has been elected by the people of Scotland in my lifetime and that will be the same for the next.
Scotland’s voice will be heard and the people of Scotland will prevail. It’s time for independence.“