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What Progress Since Holyrood Election?

Written by on 6 August 2021

You only need to be on social media for a few minutes to find tweets and posts expressing frustration at the lack of action on independence from ScotGov, SNP, Nicola Sturgeon…. even to the point where some people think the First Minister isn’t interested in independence any more. But it’s always a good move to remember that the Indy social media bubble, while loud, active, and opinionated (I include myself in that) isn’t a large number of people out of the Scottish voters’ roll.

Personally I think it would take a brave women to accept an invitation to speak on the subject of what progress has been made since the Holyrood election.

Fortunately we have one – Lesley Riddoch – and she agreed to meet up with the Yes West Fife folk to talk about it.

Lesley Riddoch isn’t slow at criticising ScotGov, SNP etc when she thinks they merit criticism. She also gives them credit where credit is due. And she does both in this meeting. You can listen in here:

Some of her points and some of the questions she was asked:

  • Polling
  • How Scotland is perceived in the EU now
  • Labour is tanking in England, lack of a progressive alternative in Westminster
  • Alba, Green, SNP splits…. but remember splits are normal politics in Europe. Parties work together.
  • Need for a new case for Indy, that’s Mike Russell’s job now.
  • Timing for IndyRef2
  • Impatience to get out campaigning

Her closing remark: It’s our job to get an Indy champion out on every street corner – that’s our dance space!