Tuesday, June 5, 2012
SSP leader Colin Fox wants the Yes Scotland campaign to emulate poll tax battles of the 1980’s, is he in a time warp or just plain unsophisticated?
Colin Fox of the SSP is a strange bunny; he and the SSP won the ‘Battle of Tommy Sheridan’ but lost the public at the same time.
As a media personality he leaves a lot to be desired, he just doesn’t sit well with the public.
His latest idea for part of the Yes Scotland Campaign is to revive the spirit of the poll tax battles of the 1980s.
He thinks that this will inspire Scots to vote “yes”.
You only have to look at the SSP track record, to understand they need help to make them electable even at council level.
It isn’t how I would go about it, because frankly it is clumsy and uninspiring.
Colin Fox also believes that disaffected Labour voters could swing the referendum result in favour of leaving the UK.
Subjective opinion based on what?
Just hot air would be my guess.
Already the indy campaign has been running about a few weeks and he says that the campaign must do more to “inspire” Scots in the years ahead.
The first priority of Yes Scotland is to get their own house in order before they even think about doing anything else.
Their start has been disastrous, the ‘Declaration of Cineworld’!
Fox however does mirror what others in the SNP are saying:
“Where’s the beef?”
Translated; where is the detail.
“It’s key to the yes campaign’s message – we have to explain what we’re going to do for their living standards, their jobs, their pensions and the circumstances they face and that they’re fearful of.”
Scottish Conservative deputy leader Mr Carlaw hits the nail on the head when he said:
“The Yes campaign is proving to be an assorted rag bag. The more Colin Fox sets out to revive past rants, the more Scotland will turn a deaf ear. This is a debate about our future, and what most Scots are looking for from the Yes campaign are answers to basic questions about an independent Scotland – yet answers have we none.”
There isn’t the feeling that this is a historic campaign, and banging on about the spirit of the poll tax isn’t helpful, it is a dead issue for many Scots.
The independence campaign has to be unlike any election campaign in Scottish history.
So far I am not seeing genius, vision, detail and ideas and manning the barricades shows how out of touch Colin Fox is about campaigning.
He should revamp his party because it isn’t going anywhere and won't be with ideas like this coming out.
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University