Anonymous said: Your girlfriends blog is amazing what do you think of it?
Lois, fuck off.
Anonymous said: What's your thoughts on the monarchy being retained in an Independent Scotland?
Ridiculous. Simply ridiculous.
It has absolutely no relevance to a modern 21st century state. A complete waste of money and totally undemocratic. How can we enter the world with this decrepit relic still wheezing on your backs, and think anybody would take us seriously?
Lets vote Yes, then send them packing and declare the independent republic of Scotland.
The Scottish team commonwealth games outfit is fucking hideous.
Sorry to ruin the mood, but its awful.
John Barrowman. Just fuck off.
This has been the worst fucking summer ever. It been long, a struggle and abysmal employment wise. So many jobs applied for, and nothing. Its worrying.
I just hope this next year, my lecturing takes off.
"Poll shows Labour Supporters are being won over by yes campaign."
Todays Herald front page. (18/07/2014)
Anonymous said: Whats your opinion on the polls in terms of the referendum? Its not looking good for yes is it?
Polls are fickle things, that can change dramatically the day before a vote.
But the official polling is certainly not reflecting the massive shift towards support for Independence. There has been snapshot polling of support for a yes or no on social media for example. The yes side has dominated social media polling, the last result I saw, taken from twitter and facebook, had the yes side in the high 70s %. There was also a channel 4 poll on their website when the currency was the hot topic of the day. When I logged onto to answer the questions in the poll, over 10,000 people had already taken it, Support for independence was sitting at 81% in that poll. These are just some small examples of huge leads for yes.
But where you see the most striking shift, is when you are campaigning on the streets and canvassing the doorsteps. We always tally our results after we have canvassed an area, then calculate it into a percentage. In the last 8 canvassing sessions I have been involved in, we found that support for independence came out on top. The area where I live, a year ago support for independence was really low, at about 27%. Last month however, support was at 53%, a phenomenal swing in just under a year.
Also we cannot forget the town hall debates. I have been to about 15 debates all around the country in the last 4 months. At the beginning of every one of them, support for the Union was top. Once the debate had concluded, and the audience are then asked where they stand now that they have heard the arguments, support for a yes comes out on top, usually with phenomenal double digit swings.
Recently aswell, there is a credible source that revealed a whistle blower at IPSOS MORI, the polling company contracted by the UK government to conduct extensive polling on how people will vote. Clearly they were hoping the results were in their favour, so they could embarrass the yes side and the SNP in particular. However, to date, they have refused to publish this poll. Well this whistle blower stated that the reason they will not publish it is because 80% of the undecided voters in the poll, said they would probably vote yes if the referendum was tomorrow. This would give yes, combined with their average polling percentage, a massive victory.
On the streets and in the town halls, you really feel the momentum towards a yes, but this isn’t showing in these polls, usually of about 1000 people, being conducted by the major polling companies. Why? I really don’t know. Too few people being polled? The right questions not being asked? I mean who knows, its hard to form a hypothesis.
Israeli troops are now entering Gaza for a ground offensive.
Clearly Israel is not content with the death and destruction it has caused from its bombing campaign.
How many more Palestinian children will be murdered in the name of ‘defence?’