Comment posted Launch of ‘Scotland Yes’ campaign contradictory, lacking information and out of touch by Anne Baird.
Ouch! That was almost on a par with the Daily Mail’s headline today. Did you really mistake that for the independence debate?
It was never going to be that kind of event. It was a launch, and these things are usually attended by celebrities and musicians. There is, for instance, a business community fully in support of independence but it’s hardly entertaining in the same way.
When the lights go on at the Olympics and all the kids come out in their wee pink dresses and sing, we’ll all know the games haven’t started yet. This was something similar. I don’t think anyone really anticipated folk voting for independence on the back of Liz Lochhead’s corbie speech and I’m amazed that anyone thought that was the aim. It’s just an occasion to mark the kick off and let folk who’ve made their minds up (often after many, many years of consideration) stick their colours to the YES mast.
Anne Baird also commented
- The Independence Convention played the larger part in this. Alex Salmond was the only SNP figure.
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