Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Better Together, better campaign, better message, just plain better...

Better Together launched yesterday with the dignity, determination and a decency that you would expect from an organisation headed by Alistair Darling.

Where the SNP had a disgruntled ex-MSP and a wild-eyed trot, the Better Together campaign had representatives from across Scotland's political spectrum.  

Where the SNP had a few foreign-based luvvies telling us how much they loved Scotland, the better campaign had real Scots who actually live here telling us why they believed it was better for Scotland to remain within the UK.

Where the SNP campaign was brash, hectoring and bombastic the better campaign was understated, pragmatic and honest.

There was a handful of SNP activists milling around outside the launch of the Better Together campaign yesterday. They had a few flags and had attached some scraps of old cardboard on which they'd scrawled slogans to a fence.

All in all it was a pretty unimpressive and uninspiring 
demonstration from a campaign which has already stalled and is now mutating into an ill-tempered, negative blame-fest.

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Three crows and you're out....

With less than a week to go before the launch of the multi-party, broad-based campaign against separation it appears that the SNP have pretty much thrown in the towel.

We've already seen them give up any pretence of having an independent currency, monarchy, monetary policy, fiscal policy, defence policy, energy policy and foreign policy.

The SNP front organisation, 'Oh, yes please', has stalled with the Greens jumping ship and Margo giving it a wide berth leaving the narrow campaign with just the swivel-eyed loons of the SNP and the wild-eyed trots, splitters, entryists, opportunists and deluded dreamers of  the Peoples Front of Alba (Foxist-Leninist) supporting it.

If that wasn't bad enough, in the last week we've seen the SNP go from a would be latter-day William Wallace to a two-faced Caledonian Peter denying everything in which they once believed:

Independence? Don't mention that word warns a SNP psycho-babble expert.

Nationalist? Don't call me that, bleats the SNP campaign director.

"British?" Shriek those who used to sneer at the  'butcher's apron', "You'll still be British and you'll still live in the UK".

So many denials, it's enough to break your braveheart.

And this is BEFORE the Yes UK campaign even launches...

It's not so much the sound of a cock crowing which follows the SNP these days, it's the cluck cluck clucking  of a chicken...