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Untruths, deceits, bias & dirty tricks by Unionists to undermine serious debate about independence for Scotland.
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Scottish independence: Push in defence of Union

Scottish independence: Push in defence of Union | Unionist Shenanigans | Scoop.it
CHANCELLOR George Osborne is to lead a fresh push in Scotland in defence of the Union in the coming weeks as UK ministers prepare for the final 12 months of the independence referendum campaign.

Via Peter A Bell
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That's great news that Osborne is to lead a fresh push in Scotland in defense of the Union. Every time this happens it just adds more Yes votes to the campaign.

 

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George Osborne: I'm staggered by SNP's lack of detail in indyref campaign

George Osborne: I'm staggered by SNP's lack of detail in indyref campaign | Unionist Shenanigans | Scoop.it

The Chancellor George Osborne has been taken aback by how poorly the SNP's independence campaign has gone, according to Downing Street sources.


Via Peter A Bell
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I'm really quite afraid that the unionistas will discontinue "Project Fear". Whilst it may have some initial impact (although I suspect impact is too strong a word in this case) from my personal conversations with people they are not only getting fed up with the negativity but are certainly starting to quewtion the basis for the senseless storiews. So long may "Project Fear" continue.

 

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Peter A Bell's curator insight, July 12, 2013 6:15 AM

It is remarkably easy to imagine George Osborne bewildered by events in Scotland. Bewildered and totally uncomprehending. Like many (most?) British nationalists, including those supposedly leading the campaign to deny Scotland's rightful constitutional status, Osborne is completely detached from the Scottish political scene. When he, or Darling, or Brown or Blair McDougall talk about the referendum campaign they have no reference point in reality. What they describe is not what actually is, but what they want others to think. And, more importantly, what they themselves desperately need to believe.


The reality is that the case for independence is being made daily by the SNP, by Yes Scotland and by groups such as Business for Scotland. Osborne and his ilk try very hard to pretend that Yes Scotland doesn't exist. And I doubt very much if he is even aware of Business for Scotland, despite the fact that it has grown rapidly to become one of the country's largest representative organisations for business.


The British nationalists may be doing a very good job of fooling themselves about the effectiveness of their "Project Fear". And we can only wish them well in this effort at self-deception. But the people of Scotland are not so easily duped. They see the all too obvious contrast between Osborne's deluded notions of a powerful anti-independence campaign and the reality of increasingly inane scare stories being slapped down with facts and reasoned argument.

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10 Gaffes from the No campaign this year so far... (11 if you count Georgie)

10 Gaffes from the No campaign this year so far... (11 if you count Georgie) | Unionist Shenanigans | Scoop.it

  1. The UK Government's "pound for independence" gaffe saw the Treasury say independence would cost just £1 each for the period 1999-2011 – backfiring on claims that an independent Scotland would be worse off.


Via Peter A Bell
Jim Arnott's insight:

At this rate there will be over 100 No campaign gaffes by the time of the Referendum. Keep them coming No Campaign - I know these gaffes are persuading some Scots to see the folly of voting to maintain the status quo.

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Interpreter required

Interpreter required | Unionist Shenanigans | Scoop.it

Prolonged exposure to the unfamiliar phenomenon of sunshine appears to be getting to some on the Unionist side in Scotland today. Firstly, Johann Lamont’s spin doctor Paul Sinclair is having some sort of nervous collapse over on Twitter, seamlessly blending every piece of absurd smearing about Alex Salmond from the last couple of weeks into a single thread of tramp-in-a-bus-station lunacy.

 


Via Peter A Bell
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Where is the great leader of Scottish Labour?

 

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No campaign arguments falling apart yet again | Scottish National Party

No campaign arguments falling apart yet again | Scottish National Party | Unionist Shenanigans | Scoop.it

Cracks are already showing in Labour’s own campaign against Scottish independence - over the likelihood of a Tory government at Westminster following independence- just two days after the launch. The mixed messages from Labour’s senior politicians is the latest in a series of gaffes by the No campaign.


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