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  1. PapofGlencoe

    Indy Ref 2

    My theory is that most people Yes needs to persuade just don't see the point, to be honest. They don't see the benefits outweighing the risks. They don't deeply care about finding out either. In a fair weather they might just about vote yes but it only if it's the done thing. There will be a good proportion of the No vote who fear a left leaning country but I don't think it's the people that will ever be swayed. The yes campaign need to reach people that don't know who they're MPs are. They're only bothered when a vote is called so much of the present is a phoney war. It doesn't seem to me that many opinions have changed since 2014 and probably won't until a vote is called.
  2. PapofGlencoe

    Indy Ref 2

    The Scottish government will be jumping for joy at the front pages this morning. When the Daily Record looks like a National front page there's something afoot. The Metro was very pro SNP line this morning as well. And will be seen by more.
  3. PapofGlencoe

    Indy Ref 2

    I'm against poverty pay and nucleur weapons amongst other things and see independence as a vehicle to affect positive change. I don't hate my English fiancee. Are you honestly saying that I am personally anti-English because I support Scottish self government? I'm not offended because your argument is ludicrous. I know i'm not the only one that's view is nothing to do with England. At least try and see things from another perspective without comforting yourself in your own preconception. There is definitely an echo chamber here though. I'll give you that.
  4. PapofGlencoe

    Indy Ref 2

    as an aside, that Richard Leonard seems to have his heart in the right place but he's absolutely useless. Dooked into FMQs today which is unusual for me. Rambling on about hummingburds. No leader.
  5. PapofGlencoe

    Indy Ref 2

    Totally agree about Brian Taylor. Hopefully a wee turn is in the air. Not sure how much of an impact Reporting Scotland has these days; I don't boycott it or anything but -like all news programs - it's becoming less influential in most people's lives. Think there is a little bit of a wind change afoot though. The SNP needed to stir the pot a bit and get it up the news agenda. The biggest threat the SNP has had recently is they were becoming peripheral on a UK level.
  6. PapofGlencoe

    Indy Ref 2

    Does it matter? thought the international law of the seas sorted that all out in the event it ever truly mattered to anybody.
  7. PapofGlencoe

    Indy Ref 2

    Best of both worlds..if it can be achieved. It's a perfectly legitimate and non-treacherous opinion in my view. Even if I don't agree. Nowadays the Tories and most Labour MPs in Scotland are anti-independence first and policy second. It has not always been so.
  8. PapofGlencoe

    Indy Ref 2

    The only reason Scotland isn't independent right now is the Scottish people themselves. Dewar didn't believe in independence but he did believe in Scotland having a voice. This is an outrage bigger than petty squables and a strong Scottish Labour leader is needed to defend devolution alongside the SNP. The Dewars, McLeishs, Malcolm Chisolms etc were/are an important part of our make up as a nation. I can't believe someone of that ilk would have sat on his hands as Ian Murray et al did yesterday. An absolute shower.
  9. PapofGlencoe

    Indy Ref 2

    how is not letting any Scottish MPs speak any better? even if you disagree with them on independence, they've still a job to do in the Parliament you presumably care about. Not everything the Tories are doing is in our interest ffs
  10. PapofGlencoe

    Indy Ref 2

    well done SNP. The procedure to deceptively block Scottish MPs of any party time in the debate was undemocratic and it required a response. It's not even about the SNP. Whether you agree with independence or the SNP or not; surely it's important that the country is heard? What we could do with a Donald Dewar now.
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  12. PapofGlencoe

    Indy Ref 2

    Totally agree with this. Personally, I don't think the electorate are ready for your preference; though I see the logic in it. "So people would then be judging whether tariff-free trade with England matters more than tariff-free trade within EU." The sad truth is in pounds and pennies, the No side have the above wrapped up. Much easier sell given the state of our current economy.
  13. PapofGlencoe

    Indy Ref 2

    Agree. It's a long term process for the Tories. Consolidate themsleves over a number of years as the opposition. Eventually, as the thatcher memories fade they hope they'll be given a chance by enough people to govern (with the Libs probably). They've done the first part. The over 50s, unionist Labour voters are important for the SNP for splitting the unionist camp and helping to depict that Scotland is a different country politically to England. I don't see the older Labour voters as enemies from an independence perspective; they are vital in many ways. we need to hope the defiant anybody but tory line is kept alive. If it's lost, discredits a lot of what the movement is founded on, in my view. for many it's not about flags, it's about democratic deficit. Something we'll lose if Labour continue to get trounced every election into third place.
  14. PapofGlencoe

    Indy Ref 2

    People don't care about independence at all and are right wing. Tories the natural home for them. moneyed people that see the Tories as the natural order of things. Not necessarily bad people but the rich version of 'my granda voted labour.' From the rest of the UK or abroad - (a not insignificant and increasing amount of people). Don't have a view of the Thatcher years from a Scottish, historical perspective and think on a British rather than Scottish level of politics. They've added disgruntled working class unionists to the show. Davidson's done well. Seen an opportunity and taken it. But the increase is built on the Unionist bit. I don't see how she loses virtually any of the people above unless something major happens. On the other hand, I don't think there's much more ground to be taken either.
  15. PapofGlencoe

    Indy Ref 2

    I applaud the car. There's nothing wrong with a bit of ceremony and pride in the civic institutions. Why don't we just mothball the city chambers and have them in portacabins, probably cheaper.
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