teblake:

“This is just one leg of the giant V in Barcelona today. 1.8m people lined up in the shape of Catalan flag.”

Europe saw one of the largest demonstrations in recent years: at least 1.8 million people formed an 11km red-yellow line to show their support for the upcoming independence referendum. A mosaic was made in the form of a ‘V’ for ‘vote’
The number of people participated in the rally – 1.8 million - even surpassed the number of population in Barcelona, which is about 1.6 million. There were more people than the whole population in Luxemburg, Lichtenstein, Monaco or Vatican.

teblake:

This is just one leg of the giant V in Barcelona today. 1.8m people lined up in the shape of Catalan flag.”

Europe saw one of the largest demonstrations in recent years: at least 1.8 million people formed an 11km red-yellow line to show their support for the upcoming independence referendum. A mosaic was made in the form of a ‘V’ for ‘vote’

The number of people participated in the rally – 1.8 million - even surpassed the number of population in Barcelona, which is about 1.6 million. There were more people than the whole population in Luxemburg, Lichtenstein, Monaco or Vatican.

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I am boycotting all media for the next 6 days. The scare stories and lies about Scottish Independence is becoming absolutely intolerable. It is disgraceful what is happening and being said. Independence is within touching distance and every doom and gloom story of absolute catastrophe descends upon this nation. It is absolutely insulting. I have to have a complete media blackout or my health is seriously going to suffer with the rage that has been building up.

Please do not read or listen to the nonsense that is being forced upon us, we are on the verge of making history and changing the political landscape forever. We have a real chance to be involved in the governance of this country and building a prosperous, just and exciting society.

Have some courage, have some hope and vote yes next Thursday.

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scotianostra:

Welcoming the Empire Westminster Labour MP’s Glasgow style. Watch and smile!!!  You wont be dissapointed lolol

Glaswegian humour is the absolute best!

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Anonymous said: Do you accept that substantially more powers will be devolved to Scotland if its a No vote? I am absolutely confident it will happen. What do you think of the proposals so far? Or are you going to rubbish them like the typical fascist nationalists you yes guys are?

I am going to rubbish them, you’re right. Firstly however, your fascist smear is really old and out of date now, I know you Bitter Together lot are absolutely bricking it just now, and so you should be, clearly evident in the mountain of abuse in my ask box.

But let’s just explore why this new panicked set of proposals, from a washed out Prime Minister, and now back bench MP, backed up by the three Westminster leaders, is total guff.

1) 2012, during the negotiations on the terms of the Edinburgh Agreement between the First Minister and Prime Minister, the FM pushed for a third, devo max, option on the ballot paper to reflect the overwhelming wishes of Civic Scotland. To Alex Salmond’s credit, it had also been his intention to have a Yes No question. David Cameron refused point blank to have a devo max option on the ballot paper. This new offer is absolute guff and reeks of desperation.

2) All three main Unionist parties have no joint programme for devolution, they can not agree on what to devolve to Scotland so there’s that. Lets also consider the fact that such legislation would need to go through Westminster, and I have no doubt there will be hostile MP’s, particularly in the Conservative party and indeed the Labour Party, doing everything in their power to derail such measures passing through Westminster.

3) We also have Gordon Brown, rebranding himself as a Labour champion of a form of federalism. For a decade he was the most powerful Chancellor in British political history, who could have easily pushed for a programme of further devolution, he didn’t. He was Prime Minister for 3 years and totally ignored the overwhelming call for further powers to Scotland, particularly to meet the challenges of the financial crash. And now he is calling for sweeping powers? total rubbish.

4) Today at Prime Minister’s questions William Hague said that further devolving of powers to Scotland post a No vote is “not currently government policy.” But it was proposals “put forward by the party leaders.” Em okay then, so what is the Prime Minister going on about then?. But give Hague his due, he didn’t lie in the Commons out of some sickening desperation to hang on to us.

5) Also what is being proposed is a timetable to introduce legislation, there is absolutely nothing concrete in terms of powers.

6) But everything that has been proposed to be devolved to Scotland in terms of more powers by the Unionist parties leave out key fiscal levers. Like Corporation Tax, VAT, a flexible Income Tax and the tax revenues from Oil. In all, Scotland would be responsible for 40% of its revenue raising. Why not 100%? Clearly 100% control over fiscal policy under independence is far better than 40% under more devolution.

Lastly, it is also disgraceful, and also telling at how desperate they are, that they have set forth a programme of further devolution, whatever it may be, AFTER over 200,000 Scots have already cast their votes by postal ballot.

This whole sorry episode is desperate, it reeks of rancid hypocrisy and nobody should believe a word of these guys. The surge is with yes, you can taste change in the air, and it is unstoppable. No amount of bribes and half promises is going to derail this movement.

I think you guys are in for a shock next week.

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What a time to be alive in Scotland. It’s electric here, even here in little old Forfar.

eatstarchmom:

guys

51%. The shift we have all been talking about is finally being acknowledged in YouGov polls for goodness sake. The pollster that has put yes at its lowest in almost all its polls.

eatstarchmom:

guys

51%. The shift we have all been talking about is finally being acknowledged in YouGov polls for goodness sake. The pollster that has put yes at its lowest in almost all its polls.

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Rumoured! YouGov Independence Referendum poll

YouGov indyref poll:
YES - 47% (+4)
NO - 46% (-3)
(DK) - 7% (-1)

YouGov IndyRef poll (excluding DKs):
YES - 51% (+4)
NO - 49% (-4)

These numbers are apparently to be in most of the major sunday newspapers tomorrow. The surge to a Yes vote is picking up. Although the only poll that counts is the one in two weeks. We need to keep this momentum going for the next 11 days. If these poll results are correct, this is major turning point.

Everybody, lets pick things up a gear and win this referendum. Then lets roll up our sleeves and build a nation and a society that reflects the aspirations and ambitions of ourselves, our children, grandchildren and the generations of the future.

Vote Yes!

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Anonymous said: Asking as someone with aspirations of becoming a Professor of English myself, and seeing on your page: "Teaching is my greatest passion", what put you off becoming a lecturer?

Well I live in Scotland and I wanted to become a Further Education lecturer, particularly in Social Sciences. The colleges have undergone a massive period of upheaval in which they have merged into regional bodies. This has destroyed job security and limited opportunities. Not to mention that the college I am currently interning at, there is a culture of course leaders shooing in their mates into jobs without them being externally open for application.

However my plan to do a postgrad in Law might not be permitted, given my degree will be in politics and international relations.

I think I’m going to try and do a Postgraduate in Law. Sod chasing a lecturing job.

PLEASE REBLOG THIS! THIS IS IMPORTANT!
People, do NOT write or draw on your ballot papers, or your vote will not be counted, and your paper classed as spoiled. I have seen a ton of pictures of postal ballots, like the one above, that have been written on by yes supporters in particular and it is infuriating. For goodness sake, don’t throw your damn vote away like this. Your vote could be the one that tips the balance.

PLEASE REBLOG THIS! THIS IS IMPORTANT!

People, do NOT write or draw on your ballot papers, or your vote will not be counted, and your paper classed as spoiled. I have seen a ton of pictures of postal ballots, like the one above, that have been written on by yes supporters in particular and it is infuriating. For goodness sake, don’t throw your damn vote away like this. Your vote could be the one that tips the balance.

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Anonymous said: Your girlfriend looks like a bit of a twat.

Thanks for expressing your pointless opinion. Please shove it up your arse.

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After 2 years, I have finally convinced my mum that a yes vote is the way to go next month. Of all the people I have managed to think again about a yes vote where they see the merits and come out in favour of independence, this has been the most satisfying.

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