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Dave @Murchie
Creator of The Hub, SNP member & pro-independence (obviously).
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@FullerScot I think a big march like that is desperately needed to defuse a lot of the tension.
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@Murchie I am an Alba member, I don't engage with those kind of shouting matches. I also don't tend to block anyone as I do like to see views from others regardless of what stance they take. It really saddened me to leave the SNP and I have had my fair share of name calling as a result. There are a number of reasons why I left which I won't go into here. I do see the negativity coming out on social media between the party members on both sides which is even sadder when we share the same end goal. I don't harbour any hate for anyone I just want to get Indy done (or at least make progress towards it) before it's too late.
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@FullerScot I'm with you Stephen. It's a far cry from 2014. I totally get the frustration Alba members have. But there needs to be a far better outlet than raging at folk on Twitter.

Same goes for SNP members who are angry at people leaving their party and claiming it "splits" the vote etc. etc.

Are there plans for Alba to start doing their own marches, for example?

(btw, I note The Hub hasn't pulled through your websites newsfeed, I'm working on it!)
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@Murchie It feels like the members of Alba's plan to secure a referendum is just to shout at people on Twitter. Then block everyone they disagree with.
I like Alba. I genuinely do. I like their clear message that there needs to be urgency surrounding holding another independence referendum.

But their members on Twitter are just far too angry at other folk (especially existing SNP members). It puts people like myself off becoming a member. 
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NICOLA Sturgeon has slammed Tory plans to offer a vote on Scottish independence to Scots living in other parts of the UK.
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+ScotNational The only reason they want to do this is because they believe it'll reduce the Yes vote. This is nothing to do with "fairness".

The terms of the referendum should be set by the Scottish Parliament ONLY.

Quite why we should allow a foreign country - and the one we want to leave - to set the rules for our referendum - is baffling.
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+ScotNational The online campaign is an important one. We need a lot more savvy folks like this.
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LATE last month, The National told how the old Better Together website, better.tg, has been turned into a pro-independence page after it was hijacked by a Yesser.
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THE SNP are to hold their autumn conference online in mid-September, The National can reveal.
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Since 2014 the active independence movement has expanded by hundreds of thousands and overflowed the boundaries of the existing pro-independence political parties. For the first time in modern history a consistent majority of the Scottish electorate now say they want to re-establish Scottish independence. This is a momentous turning point.

A mass-membership organisation is needed to provide a...

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Happy Fathers Day fellow dads!
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"We remain enormously proud of the work we have done and the unique contribution Source has made to the Scottish media landscape."The post A statement from Source appeared first on Source.
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+AlbaParty I agree! The only nation on the planet to only do one thing at a time apparently??

Switzerland held a referendum last week!
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Former First Minister says successor lacks 'enthusiasm' for constitutional debate.
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Although I always want the Tories to lose every election they fight, I had a sense of foreboding last night when it became clear the Liberal Democrats had unexpectedly won the Chesham and Amersham by-election, because the result has a potential 'game-changer' feel about it.  Until now, the Lib Dems had been beginning to look like an irrelevance, and that suited the SNP down to the ground,...
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A couple of recent comment pieces in The National have caught my eye.  First of all, and most importantly, there's David Pratt's much-praised article today expressing his disquiet that the SNP government have made no progress on independence since their election win last month.  This is highly significant, because David is not one of the usual suspects who have been criticising the SNP...
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Totally Gallus Events and Independence Live are holding a virtual conference this Saturday (details here). The event asks: How will an independent Scotland fulfill its role within the international community and what role will the armed services play in an independent Scotland? The In Defence of Scotland Virtual Conference will, for the first time, bring […]
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Totally Gallus Events and Independence Live are holding a virtual conference this Saturday (details here). The event asks: How will an independent Scotland fulfill its role within the international community and what role will the armed services play in an independent Scotland? The In Defence of Scotland Virtual Conference will, for the first time, bring […]
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