Over the last couple of days we have seen, but not if you watch BBC Scotland or STV News, the incredible march that took place in Edinburgh where as many as 100,000 people marched for independence and
a few polls are reporting favorable numbers for the yes side of the argument. A Survation poll found that 59% of people want the powers to hold an independence referendum to lay at Holyrood with only 30% wanting it to remain at Westminster. We have also seen that 50% or 52% depending on the situation with Brexit now support Scottish independence, or the return of sovereignty as I prefer to think about it, we didn’t agree to give up our independence in the act of union we agreed to share sovereignty, it’s just that Brit Nat’s and those suffering from Jockholme syndrome don’t understand the concept.
The poll even showed that 56% of those still supporting Labour agree that the decision should be up to Holyrood for when to hold another referendum so is the tide turning? I would love to think that it is and with the march the direction of travel is appearing to start to shift in our direction, all be it very marginally. I have watched a little of the SNP conference and while you can sense an urgency in some members the leadership are playing it close to their chests as you would expect I suppose. Nicola Sturgeon in her round of interviews over the weekend probably did enough to stem the tide of people like myself wanting a bit more direct action on the indy2 front so maybe they are right and we are wrong. I certainly hope I am wrong and it is a balancing act when the time will be right but this weekend has certainly been a shot in the arm to the yes side. AUOB should have our gratitude for that and I agree with Pete Bell also that AUOB need to be clear to the media the marches are for independence not the right to hold another referendum, that does matter, especially given the zero trust we have in the media.
Overall a good weekend for the SNP and for YES, long may that continue.