Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Scottish independence: Yes Scotland director of communications Susan Stewart sensationally quits key post, Yes campaign sinking, the message is crap, the talent isn’t there, and Stewart bales to pursue “other opportunities”, nothing like commitment is there!

Dear All

When a ship is sinking, the normal rule of thumb is to get off, preferably onto a lifeboat so that you don’t get your toes wet.

Yes Scotland seen by many as an SNP front is sinking like the Titanic; the iceberg in this case is the Scottish people.

They have given Yes Scotland’s message a very frosty reception.

First to publicly jump ship and possibly not the last, is the communications director of the Yes Scotland, she dramatically quit the campaign after only 10 months in the job.

The offices of Yes Scotland are in Hope Street, Glasgow, when I pass by each time, there is no one there wanting to know about Alex Salmond and Nicola Sturgeon’s vision.

The communications director was Susan Stewart; she came to the post from human rights abusing Glasgow University, the university media office used to spy on this blog. Presumably because of my ability, without resources to get an effective message out and kick their ass all over the internet.

Although ‘getting out while the going is good’, Ms. Stewart has pledged to carry on working for the pro-independence group in an ambassador role.


That means she still gets invites to the parties!

Stepping up to the plate is Yes Scotland chief executive Blair Jenkins, he is expected to take a more hands-on role for the finale of the independence campaign.

He will be the guy steering the campaign onto the rocks at the direction of Scotland’s unpopular Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

Jenkins began his career in newspapers and has mainly worked in broadcasting, so far, his performance has been poor, poll after poll shows no one is listening to him and Alex Salmond.

Helping to save Yes Scotland is the Hay McKerron media firm, it is said these people helped disgraced Rangers owner Craig Whyte.

And Whyte now has a load of troubles which require a Saint rather than a pair of spinners.

Another own goal for Alex Salmond!

As to the “campaign”, it has been stated there would be no let-up in the intensity of the media campaign, would anyone notice Ms. Stewart’s absence? Let’s be real, she never turned the campaign around, and never produced the goods of even a green shoots revival.

Ms Stewart said:

"It has been a privilege to work with Yes Scotland in its first year. I am looking forward to my new ambassadorial role within the wider campaign but now is also the time for me to pursue other opportunities”.

Jumping in order not to be connected to the stigma of losing, quite so ma’am!

Ms. Stewart added:

"I am 100% committed to doing all I can to win a Yes vote in next year's referendum because I believe that only independence offers Scotland the opportunity to shape a fairer and more prosperous future."


Blair Jenkins said:

"Susan has done a great job in helping to get Yes Scotland to a position of operating strength in its first year and I would like to thank her for her enormous contribution to the campaign. We will be using her talents and expertise for the benefit of the wider campaign for a Yes vote in 2014."

How great of a job did she do, the campaign is dead, it’s finished, its over, its pushing up the daisies, it sucks ass dude!

In the new revamp, the Yes Scotland statement speaks of an integrated strategy, a communications and digital media team under chief executive Blair Jenkins.

Is he taking over the role?

Or does Nicola Sturgeon have another of her Team Sturgeon cronies waiting in the wings which Blair Jenkins will hail as a master media strategist.

Having seen Mr. Jenkins on TV and listened to him on youtube, I have to say he is quite unremarkable, check out this sample of his oratory skills as he begs people to give a pound to Yes Scotland. Presumably he wants us to pay to feed Sturgeon’s cronies, and a few token Greens.

It’s a dire performance, devoid of life, no spark, he doesn’t even introduce himself, what poor salesmanship, and he has been on television regularly and worked in the media.

And the production values are crap!

One down, but not I suspect the last, only Sturgeon’s cronies will hang on to the end, they want the pay packet.

I wonder if Susan Stewart will be crawling back to the Glasgow University media office, Alex Salmond and Nicola Sturgeon are losing support and personnel.

You have to laugh!

Finally, I found this quote from Susan Stewart:

"Yes Scotland is an exciting, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and I am thrilled to play a part in running a positive campaign to secure a Yes vote in 2014."

I guess the excitement must have ran out!

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University


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G Laird said...

Dear James


I think you should look rather closely at the Scottish National Party and how it operates.

Type SNP Vote Rigging into google, it will help you get started.

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University