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Journey to Yes #3

The next in the series by Phantom Power featuring people who have changed their minds since 2014. Caroline is a business woman who lives in Edinburgh and is originally from Sussex.

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  1. Frank says:

    No disrespect to the people in these films but this is very bland I have to say. Also, the emphasis on the ‘journey’ to yes is patronising – Why is everything a bloody ‘journey’ these days? It’s a pity someone couldn’t commission a series of short films on people who are still voting no. That would be far more interesting…

    1. phantompower says:

      I don’t know, the story of a professional English conservative-leaning woman living in Edinburgh (overwhelming No in 2014) doing a complete 180 on independence seems a pretty interesting sign of the times. More interestingly, you haven’t addressed a single one of the valid points Caroline made.

    2. Maybe you should do this Frank, sounds interesting

      1. Andy Gray says:

        Caroline. Born in Hastings. Sussex. “Why wouldn’t Scotland want to be part of the UK?” Mmmm.

        Well Frank, I guess life is bland a lot of the time for a lot of people, me included. (Not that I don’t have my ‘moments’ you know.)

        Still, I can’t help but feel that there’s something just a little teeny-weeny bit, well . . . heroic, I suppose . . . about a middle class, middle aged, conservative leaning English woman, living in Edinburgh, standing up and saying, in effect, “I’ve had enough, I made a mistake last time and I won’t be doing it again”. Yup, I think I feel some admiration there.

        Surely these are the very people that need to be won over?

  2. Doubting Thomas says:

    Well from the previous one in this series she widnae get tae vote anyway!
    She wisnae born here!

    1. phantompower says:

      It did no such thing.

      1. Doubting Thomas says:

        I was quoting Blair Paterson esq.
        An inconvenient post?

        1. Phantom Power says:

          Nothing to do with this series.

          1. Doubting Thomas says:

            Did he not contribute by expressing his opinion?

  3. c rober says:

    Big thanks to Caroline – an articulate insight into how educated minds can be changed.

  4. Proadge says:

    Thanks Caroline and welcome to Yes. Thanks too to Phantom Power – please keep these coming, these are the stories we need to tell.

  5. David Aitken says:

    Of the three films made made so far by Phantom Power (good work btw), this one is the most striking conversion. An English, Edinburgh dwelling, conservative lady, who is now completely Yes (on yersel hen – welcome tae the guid ficht). While there is currently no indyref2 in place, it does feel that campaigning is emphatically underway, with the Yes movement motivated and energised. I watched a clip of QT from the other night – the anecdote fired at David Mundell about the farmers from his Langholm constituency was an interesting barometer – Tory voting, borders farmers, all now Yes, scunnered at brexit. There is a panic and a fear amongst the most strident and ardent of unionist that Yes is going to get it over the line this time. While a hardcore will remain unchanged, a love of flags, and a misplaced longing for a misty eyed past of imperial Britannia, the signs are there that many other conservative minded, tory voting people who call Scotland their home can see all too clearly the grim writing on the brexit wall. While many, like this lovely English lady Caroline are now Yes, through her own examination of the details, there are probably many more who are still to be turned onto Yes. With the motivation and building momentum, this one (if and when it’s called) feels like it’s winnable. Keep reading, keep talking, and ask the question of everyone you meet #YouYesYet ?

  6. D. Smart says:

    Refreshing to see and hear someone who has thought things through for themselves and came to an informed opinion.
    Given that the future is unknown we all have to weigh up the possible outcomes and decide what’s in the best interests of ourselves and the community at large… The two should go hand in hand. The journey (because it is a journey) to independence rolls on…for better or worse! I believe fir the better

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