How Low Can They Go?

Something really worrying and very possibly highly immoral has just come to my attention. And frankly it sickens me!

How would you feel if your children were religiously indoctrinated in the school you send them to?
How would you feel if they were politically indoctrinated, such as the Hitler Youth were in Germany?

Frighteningly something of the sort is being planned by the Better Together campaign.Part Funded through the Back door by the British government!

Following on from a poll of young people published and reported over the weekend where 60% of young people were said to be in favour of NO, and only 20% in favour of a YES vote the Better Together mob have been highly delighted by its findings, even if 20% were undecided, a 40% lead in that age demographic is good news for them.
Although the Scotsman true to form, headlined the NO reposnse at 80% by including the undecided in the NO camp.

However all is apparently not quite how it seems.
Newsnet Scotland did some digging of their own, and asked the pollsters some pertinent questions. The response they got back was interesting.
The poll used random phone calling seemingly, the parent or guardian was asked permission for the pollsters to interview their children.
The numbers of households who they contacted was seemingly incredibly skewed in favour of the anti independence campaign , with 58.3% of the children coming from households who were anti independence and only 17.5% in households who favoured Independence. This bears no relation whatsoever with any other polling done on adult views by the major polling agencies.

Newsnet then went on to report “This survey was funded by the Economic and Social Research Council which is based in Swindon. According to its own website, it receives most of its funding through the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, a department of the UK government.

“Apart from presenting the results themselves, the outcomes of the research will be used to develop teaching materials for schools across Scotland to have materials that are relevant for young people in informing the debate.” the survey report concludes.”

And sure enough…The Daily Record reported that Better Together has pledged to send a teacher resources pack reflecting its message to every school in the country.

The packs, to be delivered over summer, include lesson plans, research materials and a mock debate kit

As a result, Better Together said it will double its youth rep programme to 300 people aged between 16 and 21.

Given that the poll done using funding from a British Government department, that the sample used appears to have been heavily skewed in favour of anti Independence households, and that the results are to be used in an education pack for our children in schools across Scotland. We have to be deeply concerned by these tactics, and indeed the potential impact of peer pressure on our children as a result!

Its not quite the Nazi Youth….but is it any different from the claims made by the British government on the radicalisation of young Muslims in English colleges and communities?

Newsnet Scotland

Daily Record

About auldacquaintance

I am not a member of any political party. I am however a strong supporter of Scots Independence. Any views which I express in this Blog are purely my own. This Blog intends to be a place where I will be putting my views on Scots Independence. It will primarily concern itself with the upcoming Referendum In Scotland. However It will also be somewhat diverse in the range of day to day issues which are evident to me in modern day Scotland. Not all of it will be political, and indeed may take me off into avenues I am not even aware of yet. Please come and join in on this journey, and any comments are welcome provided they are not abusive! All the best from a new acquaintance! Rod
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5 Responses to How Low Can They Go?

  1. Tris says:

    I suspect we shall find that they will sink a good deal lower than this.

    Nearer the time I expect to see all manner of nastiness.

    These people will do WHATEVER, I suspect, to protect their possible futures as ministers in a UK government and/or their promised seat in the house of lords. After all lobbying pays bloody good money when you have an aristocratic title, on top of the tax free £300 a day.

    Imagine if a bunch of selfish plebs was about to try to take that kind of riches for life away from you!

    I dunno what they will do, but in the weeks leading up to the referendum a royal wedding/birth/funeral or all three would make great British publicity, so I expect they will try to arrange that.

    Look out too very close to the day for fit ups of senior Scottish politicians of the independence bent. These will later be disproved, but a week or so too late.

    As for the propaganda packs going out to school: Before they are distributed to schools in our country they should be scrutinised by the Scottish Parliament’s Education Committee and/or the Education Secretary. God only knows what kind of rubbish will be found in them.

    We really can’t have lies being fed to our children…on either side of the argument.

    • Kirriereoch says:

      I agree that unionist politicians and their allies in the mainstream media will, quite naturally (to them), do anything to thwart Scotland voting yes.

      That said, keep in mind that the overwhelming yes vote in the devolution referendum in 1997 was only 11 days or so after the supposed “uniting and bringing the UK together” effect of the tragic death of Princess Diana.

      Furthermore, the 2011 supposedly impossible majority attained at Holyrood by the SNP, thereby making this referendum an odds on certainty, was held just days after the Royal wedding of Prince William and Kate.

      My mood swings each day from positive to despondent, as it does for many of my friends. 99% of the media may as well simply print a giant “NO!” each day on their newspaper front covers and the BBC may as well simply have a test screen with a “NO!” on each news programme.

      By next summer, August and September in particular, I´m pretty sure (hopefully!) that any such “scandal in waiting” will be seen for what it is, a manipulation in light of the referendum.

  2. McTavish says:

    I have emailed YES Scotland over this matter. Better Together are claiming that the packs are objective “as possible”. On that I reserve judgement until I see one. I am already working to get my hands on one. Better Together also claim that the packs were sent out after requests from teachers. I would like to see their evidence to support that claim. This is insidious brainwashing and utter hypocrisy from a campaign which never supported enfranchising 16-17 year olds in the first place.

  3. macdhubhaig says:

    I can’t beleive any government would sink so low Brainwashing school children it smacks of Mao and his little red book this can’t be allowed or we need a law to prevent this sort of indoctrination

  4. Tris says:

    McTavish: I can imagine that teachers may genuinely want material that can help them balance the arguments. I know that I cannot see one single reason for staying together, so I would have problems teaching it myself without a massive bias.

    Surely however, teachers would want the Education Department in Scotland to provide this balance; not one side of the campaign.

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