Friday, January 25, 2013

Yes Scotland seen by many as a front for the Scottish National Party launches leaflet campaign to try and save face of Scotland’s unpopular Deputy First Minster Nicola Sturgeon after indy support collapses to 23%

Dear All

It is a known fact that 98% of unsolicited mail goes straight into the bin.

Yes Scotland which is seen as a front for the Scottish National Party is to start a leaflet campaign.

The people delivering the leaflets are the so called by pro-independence community-based groups.

Who are the Pro-independence community-based groups?

They are SNP branches who will be leafleting in the same geographical area as they have always done, except they will be telling anyone they ask they are from Yes Scotland.

So a leafleting blitz over the weekend, so don’t expect everyone in Glasgow to get a leaflet, I found generally in the SNP that most of the entire membership, including councilors don’t come out and help.

As in don’t come out and help week in week out.

The latest drive is wasted effort to get SNP branches doing something because panic has set in following the total collapse of support for independence under Scotland’s unpopular Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

Independence support sits at 23%

It’s the lowest figure since devolution in 1999.

Nicola Sturgeon, the ‘face of independence’ isn’t liked.

So, Yes Scotland will distribute about half a million leaflets at about 100 events and most of the half a million will probably end up in the bin, if Yes Scotland is lucky enough to get people to take them in the first place.

Blair Jenkins, chief executive of the group, said:

"In 2013 we are keen to move the debate from the 'how' to the 'why' of independence.

Jenkins added:

 "We want people to start thinking about what kind of country they want, what kind of country Scotland could be and to think about why being independent could be the best way to achieve our aspirations and goals. So, the Hands Up for a Better Scotland initiative is asking, are you happy with the way things are? Or do you think they could be better? We are just asking people to think about that. A fairer, greener, more prosperous and more confident Scotland has got to be worth thinking about, but it has become clear that the Westminster system cannot deliver these goals."

Mr. Jenkins is regarded as ridiculous, as Euahn McLeod rather pointedly made the observation; he isn’t a politician and is a square peg in a round hole.

 Former SNP MSP and Yes Scotland Communities director Shirley-Anne Somerville said:

"The campaign for a Yes vote in 2014 will be won at grass-roots level.

 "Our plans to engage with people in every community in Scotland are well advanced as we seek to give them all the quality information they need to make an informed choice in 2014."

Given support for independence has totally collapsed under Nicola Sturgeon, a few leaflets wouldn’t save a campaign that has gone into cardic arrest.

One wonders if the weather turns bad will anyone see Mr. Jenkins on the front line for the whole 'tour of duty' or will he be leaving the hard slog to others?

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University

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