THE Alba Party intend to put the following question to the people of Scotland if it is agreed by the Scottish Parliament: “Should the Scottish Parliament have the power to negotiate and legislate for Scottish independence?”

I think that every independence supporter would agree that it should have such powers.

However, legislation on the constitution is a reserved matter and it takes two sides to negotiate. The UK Tory government and the UK Labour Party won’t even discuss independence far less negotiate on it.

What is the point of this Alba Party “initiative”, as it contributes nothing to the cause of independence?

Maybe they would be better trying to convince Unionists of the benefits of independence rather than continuing to attack the SNP and Scottish Government whilst trying to convince SNP members to join Alba.

David Howie