supporters think could be the key to gaining independence. The Alba Party aims to stand 32 regional list candidates in the 6 May elections with the goal of winning enough pro-independence MPs to force Boris Johnson’s hand on a second referendum. The
Nicola Sturgeon is facing calls from the Scottish National Party to bury the hatchet with arch-rival Alex Salmond, after he launched a party which
initiative was dismissed by the SNP, warning it could cost it seats. But some senior figures in the party believe the plans could offer a “dream ticket” under a proportional voting system. Mr Salmond said the PM would find it hard to say no to a whole country.