Monday, June 4, 2012
Braveheart Alex Salmond and Yes Scotland just got an independence bombshell, Unionists will run a Yes UK campaign, buy shares in midnight oil!
In the not too distant future the YES UK Campaign will launch; the campaign to keep Scotland in the United Kingdom.
They seem to going for a Yes branding rather than a “No” campaign.
It’s exactly how I would set about the task.
So, now it’s two Yes Campaigns.
The cross-party drive to stop a Yes vote for independence in the 2014 referendum is going to be professional in nature.
You can expect no less, so far fronting the campaign; the big names are Labour’s Alistair Darling, former Liberal Democrat leader Charles Kennedy and ex-Scottish Tory leader Annabel Goldie.
All good speakers and having the ability to put forward an encompassing strategy of their vision, and of course they will be joined several others including senior politicians who will drop in and out of the campaign delivering something which they specialise on.
Organisers are saying that their “war chest” will be about a £1 million pounds by the time they launch.
A Yes UK source said:
“We are not going to be a No campaign. We are saying yes to partnership, yes to Scotland in the UK. It is a positive message. Staying in the UK is a positive message for Scotland.”
With YES Scotland, the Yes campaign for independence lurching from disaster to disaster, they now have a new problem to deal with.
The pressure just got ramped for Braveheart Alex Salmond; it was obvious that the opposition would also be running with a Yes Campaign.
The YES Scotland Campaign is run by people who aren’t activists and it shows; that lack of expertise will become more evident as this campaign goes on.
This is one time when spin, wee flags, balloons and big smiles won’t help to win.
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University