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Alba Stereo System
« on: March 26, 2021, 07:32:42 PM »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-56539696



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Former SNP leader Alex Salmond has announced the creation of a new pro-independence party which will contest the Scottish Parliament election.

The former first minister said he would be among the candidates who will stand for the Alba Party on regional lists.

Mr Salmond said the aim was to build "a supermajority for independence" at Holyrood after the election in May.



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"The party's strategic aims are clear and unambiguous - to achieve a successful, socially just and environmentally responsible independent country," he said.

"We intend to contribute policy ideas to assist Scotland's economic recovery and to help build an independence platform to face the new political realities."

It plans to field at least four candidates on the regional lists in every part of the country.

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« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2021, 08:14:40 PM »
appalling sound quality

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« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2021, 08:58:36 PM »
Scottish wing of Change UK?

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« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2021, 08:59:29 PM »
Did he get off all the rapey charges then? How did that happen?

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« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2021, 09:00:04 PM »
I’m desperately trying to backronymise it. Best I’ve got so far is Al’s Bampot Alliance, but I’m sure we (you) can do better.

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« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2021, 09:06:57 PM »
Alex's Lecherous Bastard Alliance?

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« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2021, 09:08:06 PM »
I'm just hoping they have a candidate called T Ross.

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« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2021, 09:28:04 PM »
I’m desperately trying to backronymise it. Best I’ve got so far is Al’s Bampot Alliance, but I’m sure we (you) can do better.

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« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2021, 09:31:44 PM »
They should get together with Nia, start a country.

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« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2021, 09:46:56 PM »
Alba: Loadsa Bawbags. Alba.

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« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2021, 10:32:30 PM »
Alba hu akhbar

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« Reply #11 on: March 26, 2021, 10:50:59 PM »
Alex Salmond: he ate all the Pyes.

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« Reply #12 on: March 26, 2021, 11:59:23 PM »
Splitters!!

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« Reply #13 on: March 27, 2021, 12:22:28 AM »

Alien(ated) vs. Predator

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« Reply #14 on: March 27, 2021, 07:34:57 AM »
Oh yeah, aren't they both employees of Russia Today?

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« Reply #15 on: March 27, 2021, 10:00:17 AM »
Pete Best vs. Dave Clark

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« Reply #17 on: March 27, 2021, 12:44:34 PM »
He's going to need lots of young interns to assist his strenuous efforts.

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« Reply #18 on: March 27, 2021, 01:19:16 PM »
Sponge faced sex offender.

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« Reply #19 on: March 27, 2021, 01:21:36 PM »
Sponge faced sex offender.

Decent bass response though tbf

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« Reply #20 on: March 27, 2021, 01:57:30 PM »
Won't this just split the pro-independence vote and make it harder for a second independent referendum to take place? Johnson and Keith must be delighted.


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« Reply #21 on: March 27, 2021, 02:10:01 PM »
Won't this just split the pro-independence vote and make it harder for a second independent referendum to take place? Johnson and Keith must be delighted.

As far as I know, the idea is for them just to field candidates for the proportional representation element of the Holyrood election system. When you vote in a Holyrood election, you choose one first-past-the-post candidate and one party (not necessarily the same party) from the list. Usually the SNP get so many candidates elected outright that the ‘top-up’ list works against them by letting pro-Union MSPs in via the ‘second vote’ PR element. The idea of the Salmond party is, on the face of it, to sweep up SNP votes that would otherwise have been rendered meaningless by the hybrid electoral system, and ensure that there is a pro-Indy majority in the parliament by squeezing the Tories, Labour, LibDems etc out of the ‘top-up’ seats.

But it’s bound to lead to division IMO, as Salmond’s ego will run rampant and, for instance, there’s already been one defection from the SNP to Alba, with no doubt more to follow.

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« Reply #22 on: March 27, 2021, 02:53:23 PM »

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« Reply #23 on: March 27, 2021, 02:55:35 PM »
Kenny MacAskill has defected, becoming the first ever Alba MP. He seemed the likeliest convert based on recent form.

Are there any other "big" names to follow? Alex Neil? George Kerevan?

It's certainly spiced up what was likely to be a very boring election campaign.

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« Reply #24 on: March 27, 2021, 03:33:54 PM »
Joanna Cherry but be giving it serious thought, surely?

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« Reply #25 on: March 27, 2021, 03:37:12 PM »
Alex Neil was meant to be retiring: he’s not standing (for the SNP anyway) this year.

I could definitely see Joanna Cherry defecting to Alba.

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« Reply #26 on: March 27, 2021, 05:13:08 PM »
I suspect Cherry will keep her powder dry and wait and see whether the whole thing crashes and burns or not.

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« Reply #27 on: March 27, 2021, 06:18:59 PM »
I don't want to sound too parochial but it's funny how the Twitter bon mots (as well as this thread title) are based on Argos electronics when 90% of people north of the border would've understood the meaning and intent behind party name no bother. YOU ENGLISH WILL NEVER UNDERSTAND US

I'm not getting involved in the pronunciation debate though as I have no idea

Put Angus MacNeil down as a maybe

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« Reply #28 on: March 27, 2021, 06:28:39 PM »
That picture with the flag is hilarious, fuck me. He looks like he's setting up a Scottish separatist paramilitary gang.

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« Reply #29 on: March 27, 2021, 06:39:25 PM »
I don't want to sound too parochial but it's funny how the Twitter bon mots (as well as this thread title) are based on Argos electronics when 90% of people north of the border would've understood the meaning and intent behind party name no bother. YOU ENGLISH WILL NEVER UNDERSTAND US

I'm not getting involved in the pronunciation debate though as I have no idea

Put Angus MacNeil down as a maybe

It's weird you would assume people making a basic connection between the two for the clear purpose of a quick joke don't understand what the party name refers to.

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