Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Scottish independence: yesterday we learned that indy has “virtually no chance” of success, appointing Scotland’s unpopular Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon as the ‘face of independence’ was a massive mistake, she can’t get 75% of undecided voters to say Yes

Dear All

Yesterday we got the news that Scottish independence has “virtually no chance”, this is partly because the face of independence is Nicola Sturgeon. 

That is a self evident truth.

The bad news just keeps on coming as Yes Campaigners sees their support literally abandoning them on a daily basis.

Yes Scotland, seen as an SNP front, needs to persuade about three-quarters of undecided voters to vote yes if they are to win the 2014 referendum.

75% is a totally unreachable objective for Alex Salmond and Nicola Sturgeon, in the entire time that their campaign has run; it hasn’t generated support as poll after poll has shown.

Alex Salmond has failed.

Nicola Sturgeon has failed.

Blair Jenkins has failed.

The question is how big will the defeat be as Scottish working class voters refuse to sign up to Alex Salmond and Nicola Sturgeon’s poisonous vision.

Grudge, grievance and malcontent hasn’t worked, the phoney little groups set up by SNP supporters to try and hoodwink the public that there is momentum hasn’t worked, the smear campaigns run by independence supporters hasn’t worked.

Nothing has worked!

Today news is catastrophic for the Scottish National Party that has run a rich man’s campaign which doesn’t have the support of the people of Scotland.

Mark Diffley, Ipsos MORI's research director in Scotland, said:

"As it looks now, the yes side would need to capture somewhere between two-thirds and three-quarters of that group in order to win next year."

This is unachievable, at the start of the independence campaign I said that truth must be presented to the people, Alex Salmond instead because the SNP had done no work presented fiction, but fiction based on assumptions rather than facts.

We are now 399 days to the political death of Alex Salmond at the ballot box, no ‘jolly fat man’ routine by him or fake ‘concerned citizen’ by Nicola Sturgeon will change that outcome.

I have said it before and I say it again, there is a genuine lack of talent in Scottish National Party, George Laird right again.

The new Ipsos MORI analysis follows on from statistician Nate Silver who said the yes campaign has predicted that Scotland will choose to remain in the UK.

The issue of trust is a major obstacle for Alex Salmond to address, how does he convince people who have been lied repeated to by SNP claims that turned out to be entirely bogus?

75% is a totally unreachable objective for Alex Salmond and Nicola Sturgeon; they don’t have George Laird radical thinking.

The Scottish National Party is run as a party within a party, but let’s remember Alex Salmond’s famous quote:

“My problem is that I have too many talented people and not enough Cabinet positions”.

We are now looking at how big the defeat will be, and I will be vote No to independence, I don’t trust Alex Salmond and Nicola Sturgeon, they lost my support and my vote.

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University 

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