The Charge of the Fright Brigade

In today's Scottish Sun there's a nice photo of the leaders of the three main Westminster parties as they abandon their usual ritual hostilities and instead head north in a last ditch attempt to frighten the unruly Scots into not voting for independence.

     

So the rumours are true. It looks like even Rupert Murdoch is convinced that Better Together has blown it and is therefore, true to form, now coming out to back the Yes campaign.

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8 comments:

Anonymous said...

MH - could you give a feature on the Wales for Scotland rally this Sat at Cardiff? http://walesyes.blogspot.co.uk/

Twitter address: @walesyes

Anonymous said...

I think you might find the NO's have it in the bag and have always had it so. Sensationalist TV and newspaper reporting won't change a thing, the Scots are not that daft.

Now, let's talk about Wales. It too is time we put up or shut up.

Anonymous said...

If the Noes "have it in the bag" then why did Dave, Ed and Nick drop everything at the last minute and head up to Scotland? And why are all these MPs now following in the(ir) train?

Anonymous said...

check out Salmond putting BBC's Nick Robinson in his place giving him a lesson in economics!

http://wingsoverscotland.com/handed-back-on-a-plate/

Anonymous said...

MH - are you going to put a post up about tomorrow's Wales Supports Scotland rally in Cardiff. You've been discussing independence for Wales and once a group of people actually organise the first serious rally on the issue you've not help cover it!

walesyes.blogspot.co.uk

Anonymous said...

15.04, MH can't, he isn't on speaking terms with Plaid at the moment.

Don't you just love it when nationalists fall out ......

MH said...

Sorry I didn't post anything about the event, but for those who want to live (or re-live) it, there's a video here:

http://walesyes.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/live-stremaing-wales-supporting-yes.html

I thought the turnout was rather disappointing, and probably shows better than anything just how large a gap there is between Wales and Scotland, and how much we need to do to get our own act together.

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And on that note, it shows how little 17:12 understands the difference between being a nationalist and wanting independence ... which is, I think, the key to the difference between Scotland and Wales. This was not a Plaid event, nor a nationalist event. It was a pro-independence event, and that's why people from other parties beside Plaid were at it. This broad cross-party and, even more importantly, non-party support for independence because it will result in a better, fairer, more inclusive Wales is what we need to tap into.

Efrogwr said...

I was there and, while I would have liked a Barcelona-style crowd backing up Lloyd George Avenue, I was actually encouraged by the numbers, given the usual straggle you'd get for a political meeting (and the numbers who turned out for Dan Snow in Cardiff (single figures?)). The key thing was that the event happened and put down a marker in the media and social media. Several hundred people gathered, all organised rather last-minute by non-party volunteers who were working together for the first time. The leaders of two parties (Plaid, Greens) spoke. With a coach from Aber and one from Wrecsam, it brought people together from different parts of Wales. Some potentially useful links were formed with some of the Scots who came down. It could lead to the formation of one of the many grass-roots movements a Welsh indy campaign would need.

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