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Marcus Carslaw @YesMarcus
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@YesMarcus I think the best way would be to say that any white paper we put forward is for our vision of an independent Scotland. But there is room for a right wing/Conservative vision too. Scottish Tories aren't as right wing as UK. An appeal of independence for them could be finally breaking away from stigma of Westminster and Thatcher, and being able to shape Scotland in the way they want.
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@Murchie Ir would indeed be interesting, as the conservatives now the second biggest party in Scotland, we would really need to appeal to them, and I am unsure how we could engage conservative voters with independence.
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@YesMarcus I think in the first #indyref, Labour for Indy should have had a lot more prominence. I think this time around, with Labour very weak, I'm not sure how big an impact it would have to swing voters (most of which have split to SNP/Tories).

I do think Labour themselves should endorse independence. It's really the only sensible route for the "Party of Devolution" to go down.
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@Murchie Maybe so, but Patrick Harvie should have a greater input, and labour for independence as well. We need to dismiss the idea of a yes vote as an endorsement of the SNP, although the independence movement does owe a huge amount of gratitude to the SNP.
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@YesMarcus I don't think Sturgeon is as polarising as Salmon was. I think she's certainly done an incredible job since Brexit as well, and that has won her some new admirers. 
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It’s a well-known fact, of course, that 87% of all statistics are made up. But as this site regularly observes, if you’re the Scottish opposition and media there’s no need to invent fake ones when you can twist the real ones to present an image completely at odds with the reality. The Sunday Times today has […]
Am I the only person to think that Nicola Sturgeon leading the yes movement in indy ref 2 will just be a repeat of the first indy ref. BBC News Headlines: "Alex Salmond and the SNP...." We need to make this movement more inclusive, Nicola will no doubt play a pivotal role in indy ref 2, however making a campaign with a party political independent leader to spearhead the drive will mean the SNP mantra cannot be pursued by the media, and hence other parties members may be more inclined to vote yes.
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Scottish Green Party co-conveners Maggie Chapman and Patrick Harvie, who will both address the Scottish Independence Convention in Glasgow today, say that now is the time to start campaigning to build the policies and movement necessary to ensure the next referendum is won.
Maggie Chapman said:
Scotland flag - the saltire Made In Scotland. For Scotland.
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