Alex Salmond’s Alba independence announcement: What time is speech and how to watch it

Alex Salmond is set to launch the Alba Party’s national campaign for the Scottish Parliament elections on May 6 later today.

The former First Minister will deliver his ‘Route to Independence’ on the anniversary of the 1320 Declaration of Arbroath – 701 years ago.

He will announce a new ‘ Declaration for Scotland ‘ at a event from the Buchan Hotel, Ellon, in Aberdeenshire.

It comes as Salmond appeared on Good Morning Britain where he snapped at Kate Garraway for interrupting him throughout an interview.

He said: “Kate, if you keep interrupting me with the delay on the line then we are not going to get anywhere.”

“Alright, fair enough,” said Kate.

Salmond replied: “Will you let me answer the question?”

Here’s all you need to know about the announcement later:

What Salmond said ahead of announcement?

The Alba Party leader said: “On week one of the Scottish Parliament elected with an Independence Supermajority, the Scottish Government should seek an instruction from the Parliament to begin Independence negotiations with the Westminster Government.

“However for that to happen people need to Vote ALBA on the list to deliver that Independence Supermajority and to allow those negotiations to begin.

“What will change Westminster’s mind about engaging in negotiations is the strength of the votes in Scotland and the knowledge that they are not taking on a single party, the SNP, but a Parliament representing an entire nation.”

Where to watch?

The announcement from the former First Minister will be live on the Alba Party’s YouTube channel.

We will bring you all the latest on the speech on our website.

What time does the announcement start?

The live stream for the announcement will go live at 2pm today.

It’s expect Salmond will then take questions from journalists and bloggers.


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