Sunday 7 September 2014

Noes lost the IndyRef plot a long time ago, that's why Yes is on a roll

It has been obvious for over a month now that Yes is on a roll as we head towards voting day next week. There are many reasons for this, but the one that sticks in my mind is that people are sick and tired of the lies that are being told about them from the other side of the River Tweed.

What can we say about the lies? The one about No voters being afraid to stick posters in their windows for fear that nationalist mobs will break them is one that bubbles up constantly, and constantly irritates. People do have No posters in their windows, stickers on their cars and badges on their lapels, but there are not many of them. Surly if they were afraid, then there would be none at all? Instead they exist - and are ignored. To the best of my knowledge there have been no instances of windows being broken by nationalists who are outraged at No window posters - none at all. It's a myth that was created by a lie in the press.

What is clear is that the No campaign and its supporters are indolent in the extreme. For instance I found out yesterday that back in January Yes Scotland rented most of the billboard sites in the whole country from tomorrow for the next two weeks, and when they discovered that Better Together had not rented any at all the nationalists went back and hired the remainder. That's right, as of tomorrow this country is going to be wall to wall Yes hoardings and the Noes will be left with their dicks in their hands arguing amongst themselves as to who was to blame.

If Better Together cannot even organise something as simple as renting hoarding space in plenty of time is it any wonder that their supporters cannot be bothered wearing badges and sticking up simple posters in their windows? 

Hubris, that unshakable belief that they were certain to win, without any effort at all. that's what did for the No campaign.


  1. IMO, all this talk of the Indyref race being neck-and-neck is just media hype, based on opinion polls where there remain a high percentage of don’t knows, e.g. 17% in the most recent ICM poll. Sadly, while big banks/businesses and Unionist politicians have been warning of dire consequences should Scots have the temerity to vote YES, in Scotland itself there appears to have been widespread intimidation by over-enthusiastic nationalists of anyone who does not agree with them. IMO, many Scottish voters are therefore not disclosing their views to anyone (including pollsters), but will turn up to vote NO in the secrecy of the polling booth.

    I expect a NO majority of at least 10% on 18/9/14, but that Unionist politicians will then renege on their promises to revise devolution, or deliver new arrangements for Scotland that would be much more financially deleterious than independence. Westminster politicians will know that the possibility of secession has been put off for a generation and that their success depends on the views of English voters, not those from the Celtic fringes.


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