In July, Sara Salyers of Salvo was the guest speaker at a meeting of our Edinburgh Group. What is Salvo? what are its aims? and how might those aims be achieved?
Sara spoke for about the historical context of the 1707 Treaty of Union in terms of related legislation in both the Scottish and English Parliaments. She also spoke about the role of the Monarch in England and Scotland. This is an important point to understand because the role and position of the monarch is very different in the two nations.
Salvo’s aim is to clarify Scotland’s constitutional situation.
- Is Scotland a voluntary partner in a political union?
- Did England annex Scotland? making us an annexed territory?
- Or are we a colony?
Salvo’s position is that England annexed Scotland. And Sara went into some detail of how they have reached that conclusion.
The next step is to take their research and conclusions to an international body for clarification. Sara said that when and where that will happen will be announced nearer the time.
Questions from the audience
What gave the English Parliament the right to declare a Supreme Court above Scots Law?
What is Liberation.scot?
We’ve put up with this for a long time. How do we convince international authorities that this is a pressing matter? Comparisions between what happened in British Colonies re how people were treated and what happened in Scotland.
Our language has certainly be annexed
Will England pay attention to your efforts? Or just treat what you say as some historical anachronism?
Had the Brexit vote gone differently with the EU would we be in a stronger position or a weaker position?
Salvo and Liberation is about restoring to Scotland something that belongs to Scotland
Have you got any feelers out to other nations, Norway, Iceland maybe?
What are the actual next steps to move this forward?
Joanna Cherry has said that she thinks Salvo is not a viable option. What is your reply to that?
Can there be some debate / conference between Salvo and those who doubt your approach?