The Scottish Democratic Alliance was registered with the Electoral Commission as a political party in 2009. Between 2009 and 2012 the SDA functioned primarily as a Think Tank, researching and developing draft policies which Scotland will require post Independence. Draft policies for many of the key areas of statehood have now been achieved.
At the SDA AGM in 2012 the decision was made to become an active political party with the objective of achieving seats in the Scottish Parliament and to contest the European Parliamentary elections.
During January 2013, the SDA executive held a series of discussions to determine the re-structuring required to operate as an active political party.
Details of the re-structured organisation and areas where further participation is desired from members will be advised shortly.
Robert Ingram, Chief Executive.
On the 14th December 2012 Ministers of the countries which constitute the Commonwealth agreed a Charter of the Commonwealth.
The Scottish Democratic Alliance applaud this initiative and suggest that the Scottish Government support in principle this historic Charter.
Read the attachment for the text of the Charter of the Commonwealth.
An Independent Country is one which is self-governing and in control of its own money (Currency and Taxation Policies).
Reference: “Chamber’s Compact Dictionary”
Today, Scotland is some 70% controlled by the European Union with the remaining control shared between the Westminster and the Scottish Governments. The Westminster government currently controls money in Scotland.
A Current Perception of the Political Parties in Scotland!
SDA SNP SGP Lab/Cons
Full Independence Yes No Yes No
A Peoples Constitution Yes No Yes No
More Use of Referendums Yes No Yes No
Simple Low Taxation System Yes No Yes No
Scots Currency System Yes No No
Debt Free Public Infrastructure Capital Yes No No
Cost Effective Energy Yes No No No
Trade Freeports Yes No No
More support for SMEs Yes Yes Yes No
Citizens Income Yes No Yes No
Free Health Care Yes Yes Yes Yes
Free Life Skills Education Yes Yes Yes Yes
Free World Trade Yes No No
Trade in Europe with EFTA/EEA Yes No No
Get out of restrictive EU Yes No No
Security & Defence Policy Yes No No No
Get rid of Trident Yes Yes Yes No
Referendum on NATO Yes No Yes No
Yes for Scotland
SDA- Scottish Democratic Alliance.
SNP-Scottish National Party.
SGP- Scottish Green Party.
Lab-UK Labour Party.
Cons- UK Conservative Party.