On Friday, Alex Salmond, the former Scottish National Party Leader and First Minister of Scotland, announced that he was launching a new pro-independence political party, to be called the Alba Party (“Alba” being the Gaelic word for Scotland). The announcement comes just weeks ahead of a general election to the Scottish Parliament, and days after a long-running row between Mr. Salmond and Nicola Sturgeon, his successor as SNP Leader and First Minister, came to its climax.

If this new party is driven by the row between the two leaders, it’s not showing on the new party’s website. Rather, the party…

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