Better Together Campaign
24th July 2016
This presentation by Rob Shorthouse is remarkable for a number of reasons, not least astonishing levels of assumption-making and self-deception (which we’ll explore fully in a subsequent blog). But thanks to eagle-eyed Alistair Davidson for spotting the admission about how ‘Better Together had “banks of people” at HQ organised in “twitter squads” (about 13m in)’.
But – but – check what he says about “the 30%” 5m in – far more important than the confirmation glee about BT dirty tricks. It’s by far the most important thing anyone who is pro-independence will reflect on this week or next.
The reality is that the Yes Movement has been (and is) talking (proudly and passionately) to the 45 not the 30%. As long as we do this we will fail.
This is uncomfortable but also undeniable.
Every action, every march, every tweet, every poster that ignores this simple fact is a complete waste of energy.