Now that headline ” Why YES Is Not SNP” may immediately get some some peoples backs up!
Bear with me though. I am not having a go at the SNP, I am simply saying things as I see them.
Seemingly the SNP have now 120,000 members, and that is phenomenal. Arguably considering the population of the British Isles and the proportion of the electorate in each of its constituent parts, it makes the SNP the most supported party in Britain, with a higher percentage of its constituent country than the UK as a whole. Given that the other major British parties stand for election throughout the UK and the SNP only stand in Scotland.
But while the SNP are the major driving force for Scottish Independence, and the main chance that objective can be achieved, they are not alone in that objective. There are many others who are not SNP members, who may not even support the parties policies who are equally as determined for Scottish Independence. There are just as many others, if not considerably more, who have never aligned themselves to a political party, and never will. But they too are in their hearts very much for Scottish Independence. Some of these want it, desire it, and wish for it, but have yet to be convinced that an Independent Scotland can and could and will survive in this big bad world.
There are many who would want it, but many who are still not convinced, and their reasons for not being convinced are manifold. The arguments over currency, over borders, over a multitude of things the nae sayers will come up with, are mostly immaterial to them. What they want to know when It really comes down to it, is if their standard of living will be effected. They really, much as lots would like to say so, are not terribly concerned about how their children or grandchildren will fare. That is brutal but it is true.. What concerns them most, and they do love their children and grandchildren, is not how they will survive, but how they will live.
How will Scottish Independence change my life, and I hate change!
How will I be better off?
How will I be able to sustain the standard of living I have grown accustomed to, If they are comfortable or well off.
How will I maintain my business?
What will happen to my pension?
I am struggling as it is, so will I be able to live at all?
The YES movement Is HUGE! .
Far beyond even what the SNP can reach, from all strata of society.
Unfortunately, Party politics come into play, and we saw it large during the past Holyrood election…Different parts of what was the old YES movement turning on each other!
All down to Party politics! SNP v Green v RISE, v Anyone but party.
That was not about Independence, that was Party politics.
The YES movement or Alliance , has never truly gone away… It has remained, just been waiting Its chance to rise again… ALL Together!
The YES movement and alliance goes well beyond party politics.. It is the Hope, the WILL, the Desire, the Wish, the Dream, of ALL those who would wish their Country to be a better place, to create the space and Country they want to live in, and to hand on.
Not Left, Not Right, Not Business, Not Socialist, Not Nationalist, Not Green,But ALL of these, where We can live, be socially just, can Aspire, can educate, can have knowledge that ALL can achieve and flourish… Can MAKE OUR OWN DECISIONS
YES is far more than political party, far more than SNP, far more than the EU.
YES is the Country you can Be.
You are the Country, and YOU can choose how YOU and I want to BE!
YES does not mean SNP, YES means You! And YES means US
We can shape Our Country however we want it to be
But to nick a phrase from Brexit….
YOU Take back Control
But Rather WE can take Control of Ourselves… YOU, ME, WE
In or out of the EU
Royalty or Not
Trident or Not
Austerity or Not
That and a multitude of other things are your choice
It Is YOUR choice, OUR choice…………. Are you willing to Choose for YOU…and Be Who You can Be, In a Country that YOU Make,WE Make? For it will be Yours, for Good or for Ill, It is what YOU make of it, What WE make of it, Nobody Else!