There are a growing number of politicians who do not live in Scotland, or were not born in Scotland, or both, now telling Scotland to do one thing: Vote No.
And there are going to be more of them coming, because the Better Together / No Thanks / UKOK ‘campaign’ (if that word can be used) has failed spectacularly. Even the money markets are getting rattled by poll results.
So expect more scare stories slavishly reproduced by a toothless unionist mass media, more predictions of doom, more dodgy data and naff numbers, more threats, more foreign government sound bites, basically, more of the same pish and drivel.
What do these people have in common?
- They may have odd notions about the issues that are vital to people here.
- They may think the SNP represents all of the Yes campaign.
- They may have vested interests – like private healthcare, or the House of Lords £300 a day dormitory.
- They may think losing 41 Scottish Labour MPs at Westminster will blow their election chances at Westminster.
- They may be paid to persuade people to follow a certain course of action.
- They may just be doing what they are told to do.
- They may use exaggeration, selective data, false statistics and plain lies to persuade you.
- They will go off back to England again after they have said their piece.
What do these people have in common with Scotland’s people?
The prize is a better country for the people of Scotland. And that’s only 12 days away.
Image courtesy of Greg Moodie.