Dennis Canavan, former Labour MP/MSP and former Chairman of YES, has said that the demand for self-determination has not diminished.
The yoon press have subjected us YES voters to an onslaught these last couple of months, it has been unending on all fronts, the power of the privileged owned press in Scotland. James at Scot Goes Pop has been great in pointing out the facts in relation to the SNP and recent elections against a back drop of the Scottish Conservatives have won when they lost, support for independence has dropped when it has remained at 2014 levels, peak SNP blah blah blah.
It is in truth not for glory, nor riches, nor honours that we are fighting, but for freedom – for that alone, which no honest man gives up but with life itself.’ The Declaration of Arbroath.
Do not listen to the media headlines that Scottish Independence has been dealt a fatal blow, or Ruth ‘ I was in the military’ Davidson when she bangs on about “Indyref2 is dead”, they are all talking shit. The campaign for the return of all sovereignty to Scotland has only just begun, it was never going to be easy, we knew there would be knocks along the way, we are campaigning against a political system that has had hundreds of years of experience of lies, threats and cheating.
I am never ever giving up on Scottish Independence, ever. I don’t know what it will take to convince that 10% more of the need for a YES vote, I don’t know or understand how they can support a union that treats the poor and vulnerable like dog dirt, treats all of us like servants. I don’t know how much worse off we have to get before people realise that the yoons are not the answer, but I am never giving up.
I have had some debates with people who think I am too honest, too blunt, take the piss out of yoons too much and that this blog does nothing to inform the debate. I’m sorry but boo hoo! I am way past making excuses for No voters, I am way past being nice to people who feel they can say and do what they want because the system allows it but challenge any YES voter who says something is a lie. I’ll leave the cuddles and back slapping to the politicians, if you can’t see what is right on front of you then there is little hope for you.
Painting a picture of a Disney land independent Scotland won’t work, won’t convince the soft no’s, we tried that in our optimism in 2014, what we have left now is truth and trust. The truth of what we know and see around us everyday, and the trust that we must put into the SNP and Greens, and all other policy makers on our side of the debate to get the facts and the process right.
But either way I’m never, ever, giving up on Scottish Independence. What is the alternative, the UK under never ending Tory Governments, f that.