Ray chats to Rory MacPherson and Emma Forbes of Aye Aberdeen ahead of the Aberdeen March and Rally for Independence.
We discussed what makes Aye Aberdeen tick, the work they do and collaboration between local groups. Rory and Emma also speak about the work involved in assisting with AUOB in the preparation and organisation of holding the first ever independence march and rally in Aberdeen which included arranging functions the night before the rally and a rally after party.
Paul Kavanagh (Wee Ginger Dug) provides a thought provoking point of view in relation to the suggestion of a Wings Party to go after list seats in the next Holyrood election and also the suggested “Plan B” potentially forcing Westminster’s hand. Other topics include Boris Johnson, Brexit, the Labour Party, hypocrisy of the Liberal Democrats, the Shetland by-election and lots more.
In this episode we hear from one of our Clacks WFI members who is a french national who has lived in Scotland for 40 years and now finds herself having to apply for settled status, we also compare notes about what’s on our brexit stockpiling lists, we find out about the women in parliament programme and also highlight some upcoming activities to get involved in.
Chris McEleny is the SNP Leader of Inverclyde Council and a member of the SNP National Executive Committee.
Along with Angus Brendan MacNeil, Chris has proposed a debate take place at SNP Conference to discuss an alternative legal route to enable independence be voted by the Scottish electorate should Westminster continually refuse to transfer the power to Holyrood to enable a referendum to take place. The original resolution was rejected on the grounds that greater membership communication was needed for such a policy to be considered. It is now hoped to include such a debate within a resolution debating the success of Holyrood this past 20 years.
Chris is visiting SNP branches to talk about Plan B and answer questions in the hope members/branches will follow up and support Plan B.
IndyPram would like to express sincere thanks to Chris McEleny and Milngavie SNP branch for giving permission to record the meeting for the benefit of the wider SNP membership, branches who may well want to support a Plan B should it be needed, and the wider grassroots movement.