Posted with permission of Scottish Independence Podcasts.
The route to independence concerns everyone in the Yes movement and there is by no means consensus on the path that will lead to success. Pensioners for Independence supports Scottish Independence but we are not party political. We will be dropping in on the various party conferences to see how they propose to get us there.
We start with the 2023 SNP conference. The SNP independence strategy debate was a key – and lengthy – item on the agenda. Here a 1min summary of the proceedings. It might help before you listen to the debate.
Here are the key points from the debate with commentary from the IndyPodcasters. There’s a contents list below to help you navigate through the video. We think the speeches by Tommy Sheppard and Joanna Cherry are particularly interesting. But there are a lot of thoughtful contributions all the way through. And if you think we’ll end up engaging in civil disobedience then make sure you listen to David Buckley.
00:01:16 Humza Yousaf proposes the resolution, followed by Stephen Flynn, seconding.
Followed by key speeches in favour or against the various amendments:
00:17:22 Tommy Sheppard – proposing Amendment A
00:23:22 Tony Guiliano – proposing Amendments B and C
00:29:43 Joanna Cherry – proposing Amendment D
00:37:19 David Buckley – Remitting the resolution back, in other words go back and think again.
00:41:27 Graeme McCormick – Direct negative, vote the resolution down.
00:45:43 Chris Hanlon – proposing Amendment F
00:48:22 Mike Russell, speaking against amendments F and G
Followed by speeches summing up the amendments:
00:51:21 Tommy Sheppard summing up Amendment A
00:53:56 Joanna Cherry summing up Amendment D
00:57:03 Pete Wishart summing up Amendment G
00:59:37 Graeme McCormick summing up the direct negative
And ending with the final summing up in favour of the resolution
01:02:11 Humza Yousaf summing up
The full SNP independence strategy debate can be watched on SNP’s Youtube channel.
You’ll find podcasts featuring other independence-supporting Parties on Scottish Independence podcast playlist of Scottish Party Politics.