Back in mid-September, Panelbase had support at 43% and Survation had it at 46%. An earlier Panelbase poll had it at only 40% but a new Panelbase poll for Wings over Scotland puts support at 49% for an independent Scotland in the EU. Remember, this is all before we see the Brexit deal or no deal, before campaigning begins, before Boris nearly starts a war with Russia or some other country, before we see NHS England in meltdown before our eyes, on the BBC News at 6, and before the strengthening Scottish economy becomes more widely known than the Unionist media are desperately trying to prevent us knowing.
With a Yes campaign anything like the vital and inclusive, social-media-based, phenomenon we saw in 2014, we can surely push this over the line. The odds are it’ll be even stronger this time with more youngsters and senior citizens on the streets and online, battering the Unionist arguments to death, but with a winning smile.
As for the No campaign, they’re even worse-off for leadership or a coherent rationale than they were in 2014. Labour and the Tories won’t stand together this time and their leadership is even less impressive than Darling, Brown and Cameron were. I know, that takes some doing. As for Better Together, that’s a busted flush as we’re thrown out of the EU, as the frigates, less of them, get built in places other than the Clyde and as the Royal Navy becomes a laughing stock.
Happy New Year!