Andrew Neil mocks Salmond’s Alba Party: ‘Very important what happened in 1314′

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The Alba Party promotional video shows a statue of King Robert the Bruce and praised his victories over the English. Robert the Bruce led Scotland to victory during the First War of Scottish Independence against England in medieval times. Tweeting about Alex Salmond’s new Alba Party promotional video Mr Neil said: “It’s obviously very important that what happened in 1314 should guide Scotland in 2021.”

Attached to the video post the Alba Party tweeted: “King Robert the Bruce endorses the Alba Party.

“As in 1314, it will be the ‘Sma Folk’ who will win the day for Scotland in 2021.

“For the independence super majority, make your list vote Alba.”

One follower of Mr Neil responded to his tweet saying, “I’m glad we will be basing the decision on current affairs on a history lesson from the 1300s.”

Another follower of Mr Neil wrote: “If only they could remember 2014.”

The Alba Party is a Scottish nationalist and pro-independence political party in Scotland led by Alex Salmond.

It was set up on February 8, 2021, and the party plans to run candidates in the upcoming Scottish Parliament elections.

Scotland was an independent country from 1314 until 1707 when the Kingdom of Scotland and the Kingdom of England united politically.

Now Nicola Sturgeon has claimed Boris Johnson cannot oppose a second independence referendum if her Scottish National Party wins a majority in the Scottish elections next month.

In an interview, last week with the Guardian, Scotland’s first minister said: “If people in Scotland vote for a party saying, ‘when the time is right, there should be an independence referendum’, you cannot stand in the way of that and I don’t think that is what will happen.”

A recent poll from Opinium, produced for the Observer found nearly six in ten, 57 percent, thought it was “likely” Scotland would vote to leave the UK within the next five years.

In the poll, of 2,006 adults conducted from April 8-9, it was discovered more than a quarter, 26 percent, believed it to be unlikely.

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Associate director at Opinium, Adam Drummond, predicted the SNP will win a majority in the Scottish elections.

And Mr Drummond believes Scottish independence could happen soon.

In the most recent poll, just a third, 33 percent, opposed Scotland becoming independent.

Mr Drummond said: “With our recent Scottish polling showing a strong chance of an SNP majority, most people in each country of the UK now think it likely Scotland will vote to become independent in the near future, but there has not been the strong ‘we want you to stay’ result from the rest of the UK.

“In September 2014, just before the referendum, 63 percent of people in England and Wales told Opinium they wanted Scotland to vote to stay part of the United Kingdom.

“In April 2021 only 33 percent said they opposed Scotland becoming independent (albeit in a slightly differently structured question), but this is an indicator of how the subject being high profile for over seven years has impacted views in the rest of the United Kingdom.”

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