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BREAKING: Celebrities and Former Politicians Join New ‘Scotland Together’ Party

A BELLA EXCLUSIVE

A new party has been just launched to stand on the regional lists in the forthcoming Holyrood elections that aims to bring people together no matter their views on Independence.

The Scotland Together party will seek to reach a compromise between both sides of the constitutional debate by setting a date for a second referendum, significantly ahead in the future.

It is believed they are about to announce some big names to stand as candidates including former MPs and MSPs of various parties and some weel-kent faces from the world of television of football. Suggested names circulating in Holyrood gossip include: former Rangers and Scotland star Ally McCoist; firebrand Jim Sillars, TV presenter Lorraine Kelly, wrestler/actor Grado and former Disco Superstar Kelly-Marie.

Marie told Bella: “I joined the new party immediately, my feet didn’t touch the ground. This is a game-changer.”

A party spokesperson said: “The question of a second referendum will not go away. But many feel that the constant debate about whether or not to hold it gets in the way of the recovery from COVID. To that end SCOTLAND TOGETHER propose to hold the referendum in 2028, one year ahead of the 2029 elections. This will mean we can get on with the urgent political post-COVID agenda while knowing that the people of Scotland will get a say on independence in the future.”

They continued: “Our commitment is for National Independence for Scotland immediately, no questions asked, no quarter given, achieved by democratic means through a vote of people who are “together” – the ‘Together People’, if you will.”

The spokesperson would not be drawn on naming candidates but did say that some of them were “aff the telly”.

Lorraine Kelly aff the telly, at the fitba wae her pal Timmy Mallet

An online party launch is planned for later today.

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  1. Alan Bell says:

    In any other year this would have been an excellent April Fool but sadly this year the reality is equally bizarre.

    Keep up the good work, you’re just about the only sane and progressive commentary left.

  2. George Gunn says:

    The idea of Ally McCoist setting the date for a future referendum is a cracker.

  3. Marnie Anderson says:

    April fool I hope!

  4. Alice says:

    Top class…nearly got me first thing in morning ….brain fog!

  5. Pub Bore says:

    Huntigowk! (Though I haven’t heard a cuckoo yet.)

  6. Papko says:

    Had me fooled as well -well done.
    It will be interesting to see the turnout in May and gauge how strong the interest is.
    Holyrood elections usually hover round the 50% mark.
    With Westminster averaging 65%.

  7. IndyLive says:

    Lol 🙂

    Nice one.

  8. George S Gordon says:

    Gmail seems to be treating a lot of your emails as spam, so I didn’t see this one until now!

    Hence I was a bit more perturbed than the other commentors.

  9. james gourlay says:

    A lot more sense if these people were to join Alba. ONE indy party to stand on the list. Gets more seats for indy than SNP one and two. See d’Hondt.

    1. Well its a democracy James and the Scotland Together Party look here to stay. There’s rumours of Lorraine clearing up in Dundee and Coisty making inroads in Glasgow.

  10. Graham Ennis says:

    Somebody is using this to drain votes away from the SNP and to lose their majority in Parliament. Simple.
    Who is really behind this?. What actual political experience has any of them got?. The Celebs are being set up for a fall.
    Alba, which actually does have more solidity to it, plus the other new factions, are going to damage the SNP vote. (The one in Parliament, not in the ballot box. )

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