Thursday 27 March 2003

Launch of new parties

The Scottish People's Alliance was launched yesterday and is, according to the Scotsman, "promoting a centre-right agenda":
The alliance is clearly aiming most at disillusioned Tory voters, particularly by outflanking the Conservatives on the right by pledging to cut Scottish income tax by 3p in the pound, abolishing all Scottish MPs and reclaiming Scottish territorial fishing waters from Europe.
We libertarians reject the left-right political spectrum but are certainly in favour of cutting taxes and reducing the number of politicians. The SPA will however lose the support of freedom-minded people by calling for the introduction of identity cards as reported in the Glasgow Herald.

Meanwhile the Residents' Parking Independent Party has announced that it will contest seats in the Edinburgh City Council election.